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DHL facility launches at Ozone Business Park after fit-out by Hobson & Porter

A warehouse and logistics facility constructed by Hobson & Porter has been officially launched at Ozone Business Park in Howden. Construction of the 36,408 sq…

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Bishop Burton hosts biggest Foundations Live event yet

Foundations Live 2018 returned to Bishop Burton college for the third year on Wednesday 10th October for the biggest edition yet. The event saw more…

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Hobson & Porter begins work at affordable housing scheme in Harworth

We’re delighted to have been chosen by EN:Able Build to build 24 new affordable homes as part of a new build housing scheme in Harworth…

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Finish line in sight as Hobson & Porter completes topping out of new Purple House

Hobson & Porter has completed the topping out phase of what is believed to be the first purpose-built women’s centre in the UK for 20…

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Hobson & Porter donates main noticeboard to East Park

Following a close collaboration with the Friends of East Park, Hobson & Porter has designed and donated a noticeboard for the main entrance to East…

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Hobson and Porter flies the flag for women in construction

Our female employees recently visited Bishop Burton College to help publicise and show their support for women in the workplace. They were photographed alongside a…

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Hobson & Porter sponsor team to take on Hull 10K for Daisy Appeal

The wife of a Hobson & Porter site manager has helped raise vital funds for a local charity by completing a sponsored 10K. Sam Craven’s…

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Multi-million-pound extension and refurbishment delivered at Woodford Leisure Centre

We are delighted to have completed construction works as part of the multi-million-pound extension and refurbishment of Woodford Leisure Centre on behalf of Hull City…

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Hobson & Porter wins LABC Building Excellence Award

Hobson & Porter is delighted to announce that it was the winner in the ‘Best Educational Building’ category at the recent LABC Building Excellence Awards…

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Hobson & Porter attends Construction LMI sector event

On 19th June 2018, an event was held at ERGO Centre, the new development at Bridgehead Business Park on the north side of the Humber…

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Health screening for Hobson & Porter team at Orsted

The Hobson & Porter team based at Orsted’s site in Grimsby is benefitting from a collaboration which involves a health check from specialists at the…

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Hobson & Porter facilitates a special delivery for Bishop Burton College

Hobson & Porter facilitated a donation of bricks for Bishop Burton College’s construction students today (22nd March 2018). The Hull-headquartered construction firm enjoys a long-standing…

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Woodford Leisure Centre opens its doors for a preview

On 21st March 2018, Hobson & Porter’s site team at Woodford Leisure Centre welcomed Hull City Council, along with selected media representatives, showing them the…

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Owen shows medal-winning courage despite injuries

Young badminton player Owen Walker has continued his fine run of form since Hobson & Porter began sponsoring him just over a year ago. He trains regularly…

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Milestone in city farm project

Rooted in Hull is the urban farm project currently in construction at the derelict dry dock in St Peter’s Street, Hull. The idea is to…

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Classroom workshops for WiME

Hobson & Porter has completed a series of workshops at Bricknell Primary School aimed at educating and inspiring primary school girls to pursue careers in…

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The Daisy Appeal, Castle Hill Hospital

On February 19th, the foundation plaque for the new molecular imaging research centre at Castle Hill Hospital was unveiled by Professor Nick Stafford, chairman of…

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Construction of Women’s Centre well underway

Work is well underway on the new Women’s Centre on Preston Road in Hull. After a ground breaking ceremony on 28th November, which attracted considerable…

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Good progress made at North Point

Hobson & Porter is making rapid progress at North Point Shopping Centre, where the site team is transforming four empty retail outlets into six new…

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Hat-trick of successes for Hobson & Porter at Ozone Business Park

Hobson & Porter has completed its third project at Ozone Business Park, underlining its firm relationship with commercial developer Horncastle Group. On the 32-acre business…

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Hobson & Porter supports Cookie Elves 2017

More than 20 local children have taken part in Cookie Elves 2017, a unique Christmas project in which youngsters bake homemade cookies and swap them…

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The Big Purple Build begins on Preston Road

A ground breaking ceremony took place on 28th November 2017 to mark the beginning of the ‘Big Purple Build’ – a project to create a…

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Hobson & Porter Opens Door to Assisted Living Show Home

Hobson & Porter unveiled its new Assisted Living show home to Hull City councillors, mental health groups, potential customers and local media in a series…

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Foundations Live 2017 is a great success

The region’s biggest co-located construction trade and careers event, Foundations Live, returned to Bishop Burton College on Thursday 21st September after a successful launch in…

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Third project completed for Humberside Fire & Rescue Service

Bransholme Fire Station, Hobson & Porter’s third project for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service in the last two years, was completed this summer. The Minor…

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Completion of Priory Primary School and Children’s Centre

During the summer of 2017, Hobson & Porter handed over a major project to extend and refurbish Priory Primary School and improve Priory Children’s Centre…

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Five weeks to go to Foundations Live 2017

Foundations Live is Yorkshire and Humberside’s biggest co-located construction trade and careers event. The result of a collaboration between Hobson & Porter, Jewson and Bishop…

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Woodford achieves runner’s-up prize in national hoarding competition

Hobson & Porter was delighted to receive a runner’s-up trophy in the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition, a national initiative from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The…

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Battle of the bricklayers takes place at Hull College

Summary: The Guild of Bricklayers Yorkshire heat took place at Hull College on Friday 16th June The competition was attended by colleges from across the…

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City farm project continues to grow with support from 30 local businesses and organisations

Summary: Rooted in Hull enterprise project continues to progress thanks to support from local businesses and organisations Work on café and shop containers taking place…

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Hull construction firm achieves RoSPA Gold Medal status for health and safety following launch of new safety initiative

Hobson & Porter, one of Yorkshire and the Humber’s leading construction contractors, has cemented its reputation for being a safe and responsible employer by receiving…

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Team Hobson & Porter completes Hull 10k

  Congratulations to our team of athletes who successfully completed the Hull 10K this year! A team of ten entered the race, which took place…

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Apprentice bricklayer Harry commended at national construction competition

A young construction apprentice from Withernsea has been named runner-up at a prestigious national trades awards competition held by British builders’ merchants Jewson. Harry Atkinson,…

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Hobson & Porter receives RoSPA Gold Medal for outstanding health and safety performance

Hobson & Porter is delighted to announce it has been awarded a Gold Medal at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The Gold Medal…

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Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire-based construction firm makes new appointments to support division’s impressive growth

Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire-based construction firm Hobson & Porter has continued the impressive growth of its Minor Works division with two key appointments in 2017.…

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College students take part in supplier exhibition organised by local businesses

Construction students at Bishop Burton College have been given a showcase of industry leading products by national suppliers and businesses. An exhibition took place at…

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire-based construction firm to complete third project for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire-based construction firm to complete third project for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Yorkshire and Lincolnshire-based construction firm Hobson & Porter is nearing…

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Pole Position for Humberside Fire & Rescue Services’ New Training Facility

  We had a very exciting visit to Immingham West Fire Station this week to see their new training facility put to the test by…

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Progress made on city farm initiative after local businesses join forces

An urban agriculture project supported by local businesses and public sector organisations is now underway in the centre of Hull. Rooted is a unique concept…

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HOBSON & PORTER ENTER THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG

We are delighted to announce that one of our projects, Phase 2 of Riseholme Showground Campus, a part of Bishop Burton College has been shortlisted…

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New date set for construction initiative to give students opportunity to speak directly to industry professionals

The launch of a scheme which aims to bridge the skills gap in the construction industry has seen such an overwhelming response that a further…

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Teaching Maths in Construction

Hobson & Porter has delivered two classroom-based sessions to over 60 pupils in Hull to demonstrate how Maths is used in construction. The sessions were…

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Hobson & Porter supports up and coming badminton player

A young up and coming badminton player sponsored by Hobson & Porter has had success in several regional competitions. Owen Walker has played at the Northumberland…

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Progress at Immingham Fire Station

Hobson & Porter is delivering a refurbishment project at Immingham Fire Station in North East Lincolnshire, converting the existing station into a new state-of-the-art training…

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Hobson & Porter strengthens senior team with key appointments

Hobson & Porter has announced the appointments of four new members to their senior team, following another successful year for the business. The Hull-based construction…

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Hobson & Porter announces new Managing Director appointment

Hobson & Porter has announced the appointment of new Managing Director Richard Hunter as part of plans to build on the company’s incredible track record…

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LIVE SITE TOURS – Foundations 2016

Since the official launch of Hobson & Porters’ new Foundations Scheme in October, we have been continuing our efforts in our mission to help bridge…

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Apprentice Charlie commended at prestigious Young Builder of the Year ceremony

Hobson & Porter’s Charlie Walsh has been commended at an award ceremony after being shortlisted for Youthbuild’s Young Builder of the Year. The construction apprentice…

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Hundreds of construction students set to benefit from new scheme thanks to Hull firm

With more than 16,000 construction jobs anticipated regionally over the next five years, a Hull-based firm has launched a scheme to improve skills and employability…

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Up and coming apprentice shortlisted for Young Builder of the Year

Hobson & Porter is delighted to announce that a Hull-based construction apprentice has been shortlisted for Young Builder of the Year. Charlie Walsh, who is…

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Hobson & Porter has commenced work on the new Beverley Parklands Yorkare Home site

Hobson & Porter has commenced work on the new Beverley Parklands Yorkare Home site, just off Hull Road. The project is a 70-bed care facility…

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Hobson & Porter site featured on national BBC news bulletin

We were absolutely delighted to have the BBC film at one of our live construction sites in Yorkshire yesterday (Thursday 18th August) The five minute…

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Completion of works to Hessle’s Premier Inn

We have recently completed the stunning extension to the Premier Inn Hotel which is located on Ferriby Road in Hessle. The extended Premier Inn borders…

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Aaron’s Invaluable Work Experience with Hobson & Porter

We are pleased to see that Aaron Wilson has made a great start on his two-week work experience with Hobson & Porter, gaining invaluable experience…

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Completion of new factory to help aluminium supplier will result in creation of new jobs in Hull

A construction project for one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium suppliers has just been successfully completed by a Hull-based firm. Hobson & Porter contractors…

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Hobson & Porter shows pupils around the construction of new school kitchen

Pupils at Driffield C of E Infant School were treated to a tour of a construction site as Hobson & Porter extends the school’s kitchen…

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Congratulations to our Apprentice Charlie

Charlie Walsh has made a hugely impressive start at Hobson & Porter, winning two awards at Hull College’s School of Construction and Green Energy Skills…

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Hobson & Porter at Teen Tech 2016

Hobson & Porter recently took part in the Hull Teen Tech 2016 Event at the KC Stadium for the fourth year in a row. Teen…

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Hobson & Porter Take on Tough Mudder for the Third Year Running

Hobson & Porter team members will once again be taking on the challenge of Tough Mudder, a 20kilometer course of rolling hills, dark woodlands, deep…

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Farm in a box project will transform Hull’s derelict spaces into community enterprise

A unique micro agriculture enterprise in the heart of the Hull is set to turn unused land into a community project and poverty solution.  …

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A Huge Well Done to our Hobson & Porter Hull 10K Team!

A team of runners consisting of Hobson & Porter employees and their friends and family recently took part in the Hull 10K Run for All,…

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Hobson & Porter inspires next generation of construction workers

We all remember maths lessons at school, where we wondered when on earth any of this would come in handy. Luckily for the students at…

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Hobson & Porter project recognised at the LABC Awards

Hobson & Porter’s Nostell Way housing project in Bridlington was highly commended in the category for Best Social or Affordable Housing at the recent LABC…

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Hobson & Porter presented with LABC award for Hull community centre

The South Yorkshire and Humber LABC awards were a success for Hobson & Porter as we were awarded “Best Community Building” for our facility, The…

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Hobson & Porter welcomes three new trainees!

Over the past two months we have welcomed three new trainees to Hobson & Porter, all working within different areas of the business. Providing young…

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Hobson & Porter completes high-specification industrial units in Hull

Hobson & Porter, has successfully handed over the completed works for an industrial development to commercial property management agent, Garness Jones. The buildings, which are…

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Hobson & Porter provides students with invaluable work experience opportunity

We are proud to announce that we have recently helped a number of students from the Grimsby Institute to gain work experience in construction, giving…

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Hobson & Porter completes regeneration scheme for JCT600 in Hull

Volkswagen’s new corporate specifications have created a nationwide scheme to revamp its showrooms. As part of this scheme, Hobson & Porter has completed a £630,000 redevelopment…

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Hobson & Porter completes improvements to Pocklington Arts Centre

Hobson & Porter has handed over the refurbishment of Pocklington Arts Centre to the town’s council. We were extremely excited to have secured the contract…

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HOBSON & PORTER TO TAKE PART IN THE LGTA CONSTRUCTION WEEK FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING.

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s LGTA (Lincoln Group Training Association) construction week to be held on 27th, 28th and 29th…

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HOBSON & PORTER ARE AMONGST THE FINALISTS FOR THE EAST MIDLANDS LABC BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The East Midlands Local Authority Building Control (LABC) building excellence awards 2016 are set to take place on Friday 10th June at the Athena in…

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Minor Works Division experiences further growth as new contracts pour in

The minor works division at Hobson & Porter has enjoyed another successful year working with the Hull & East Riding Council, the Shoreline Housing Partnership and…

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Hobson & Porter’s growth continues in West Yorkshire region

Hobson & Porter is celebrating after a recent run of success in the West Yorkshire region. The award-winning company has seen its business expand in the…

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Construction firm’s support for UK schools is top of the class

Hobson & Porter has been making its mark on the education sector, with successful projects completed or underway for a number of institutions across Yorkshire and…

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Hobson & Porter are on track for Riseholme completion

Hobson & Porter’s Phase II project at Bishop Burton College’s Riseholme Campus is now well underway. The Hull-based firm began Phase I on the Lincolnshire Showground…

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Construction firm announces successful completion of ambitious, internationally-renowned JZ Flowers HQ expansion

The expansion of JZ Flowers’ headquarters was a contract which may have seemed daunting to many construction firms. To Hobson & Porter, however, it was…

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HOBSON & PORTER AWARDED CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS BRONZE AWARD

Hull-based construction firm Hobson & Porter is the proud recipient of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Bronze Award for its delivery of a single-storey extension to…

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Hobson & Porter’s Phase 1 of Riseholme Campus, a part of Bishop Burton College, wins at the West Lindsey Construction Awards

Hobson & Porter are delighted to announce that our first phase of the Riseholme College Showground Campus, a part of Bishop Burton College, won at the…

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Hobson & Porter Secures Gold Award for Health & Safety

Hobson & Porter is the proud recipient of the RoSPA Gold Award for Health and Safety for the 4th year running! The award is being presented…

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Hobson & Porter’s North Hull Fire Station shortlisted for the RICS Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2016

The RICS Yorkshire & Humber Awards are aimed at showcasing the achievements of the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and…

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Hobson & Porter’s Continued Support for Bishop Burton College

Hobson & Porter has announced that its sponsorship of two of Bishop Burton’s football teams, the HE Football Academy and the u19 Football Academy, will continue.…

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Hobson & Porters ongoing relationship with The Shoreline Housing Partnership

  Hobson & Porter were once again delighted to join forces with the Shoreline Housing Partnership on a council house regeneration project on the Southbank of…

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Hobson & Porter take part in National Apprenticeship Week celebrations

We are delighted to be joining a number of other notable organisations in celebrating National Apprenticeship week. The initiative is aimed at increasing awareness of…

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Six new starters help Hobson & Porter go from strength to strength in 2016

2016 began in the same way 2015 ended for Hobson & Porter – in a position of great strength in the marketplace, on both sides…

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Hobson & Porter gives Bishop Burton bricklaying students first-hand site experience

Students from Bishop Burton were given the opportunity to gain invaluable experience at one of Hobson & Porter’s live construction sites – Pocklington Arts Centre.…

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Works start to convert former Cleethorpes school into ‘first of its kind’ care home

Work to convert a former Cleethorpes school into a 74-bed care home has begun. We are delivering the project on behalf of Yorkare Homes Ltd…

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Lord Mayor lays final roof tile at £3m Emmaus Hull community

The new £3m Emmaus Hull community has its hat on after VIPs laid the final roof tile today (July 22, 2015). The homeless charity, in…

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Trio of directors appointed at Hobson & Porter

Construction firm Hobson & Porter has appointed three new directors to its board as it looks to continue its rapid growth. Following one of the…

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Hobson and Porter runner-up in national family business awards

Hobson & Porter has been recognised at the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards 2015. The Hull construction firm was announced as the runner-up…

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Hobson and Porter displays its support for Cancer Research UK

Workers at Hobson & Porter have shown their support to Cancer Research UK by donning special hi-vis jackets for the day. The jackets were worn…

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Hobson and Porter takes pride of place in Business Intelligence magazine

Hobson & Porter features on the cover of the latest edition of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce’s Business Intelligence magazine. In the April/May…

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Hobson and Porter celebrating after winning RoSPA Gold Award for third year running

Hull construction firm Hobson & Porter is celebrating after winning a prestigious health and safety award for the third consecutive year. Hobson & Porter has…

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Hobson and Porter teams up with Beerhouse Self Drive to roll out new fleet as it continues expansion

Hull construction firm Hobson & Porter has taken delivery of its new £300,000 fleet of commercial vehicles as it looks to continue its rapid expansion.…

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Hobson and Porter pledges support to Humber Skills Pledge

Hull construction company Hobson & Porter has pledged its support to bridging the skills gap in the city by signing up to the Humber Local…

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Hobson and Porter invite Hull School children to leave lasting legacy at £2.7m Emmaus homeless community

Hobson & Porter has teamed up with community groups and schools from the Fountain Road area of the city to commemorate a landmark day for…

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Hobson and Porter shortlisted in Family Business of the Year Awards 2015

Hobson & Porter is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted in the prestigious Family Business of the Year Awards 2015. The company was selected…

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Hobson and Porter reaches out to Hull’s homeless with warming gesture

Hobson & Porter is working with its customers, supply chain and the charity Emmaus Hull to provide essential, and potentially lifesaving, equipment to homeless people…

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Turnover expected to top £45m after standout year for Hobson and Porter

HULL construction firm Hobson & Porter is set to announce record turnover figures after enjoying its “most successful year” in 2014. Turnover at the Malmo…

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Hobson and Porter reaches major construction industry milestone with Beverley Leisure Complex works

A HULL construction company has been praised for reaching a major industry milestone. Hobson & Porter has completed 100 building projects under the Considerate Constructors…

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“Unique” collaboration offers East Yorkshire students hands-on construction industry experience

STUDENTS at Bishop Burton College are being given a “unique” chance to put their studies to test thanks to a new collaboration with construction firm…

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Hobson and Porter praised after nearly one million visits to Haltemprice Leisure Centre during £6m refurbishment

Hull construction company Hobson & Porter has been praised for its work to keep Haltemprice Leisure Centre open as it completed a £6m refurbishment at…

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First brick marks start of new era for Lincolnshire’s Riseholme College

It is one of thousands of bricks to be laid as part of the country’s first new-build agricultural college in half a century. That first…

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CONSTRUCTION STAFF CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF £2.3M MUSIC FACILITY

It is music to the ears of one of the region’s top performing independent schools that its new music block has been completed in time…

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£17m regeneration project underway in Scunthorpe with start of affordable housing development

A £17m regeneration project in Scunthorpe is moving closer to completion almost a decade after initial plans were unveiled. Hull-based construction firm Hobson & Porter…

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BUILDING FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE AT BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE

When construction students Thomas Rolley, Callum Tullock and Dominic Bonser enrolled at Bishop Burton College, they did not expect to have the chance to lay…

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£2.7m FACILITY WILL HELP THE HOMELESS

Work has begun on a new £2.7m facility for the homeless. The Orchard, which will offer accommodation and work for 30 homeless people, is expected…

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