Ms Mordaunt’s visit was in order to learn more about the ENRG project, which is delivered by Goodwin Development Trust and provides Pre-Enterprise, Enterprise Start Up and Growth support to companies in Hull.
Ms Mordaunt met with project partners, the delivery team and some of the individuals and businesses that have been supported by the project.
ENRG have seen a significant upturn in the fortune of local businesses recently including Dolly Daydreams Party Caravan which has seen the business establish and grow far beyond expectations in the first year and Steed Bags that have secured two Trademarks for their products with support from the project team.
ENRG project manager, Pauline Mitchell, said: “We were delighted to welcome Penny Mordaunt MP to Hull and to show her what ENRG is all about.
“Her visit is a real vote of confidence in the project and indicates that we’re getting it right for people and businesses in Hull.
“It’s good for the city too. It’s another chance to raise Hull’s profile and demonstrate a great public facility such as the Central Library to a representative from central government.
Coastal Minister Penny Mordaunt said: “I’ve been really impressed with the work of the Goodwin Development Trust.
“We know that for new business start-ups to succeed they need the right kind of support and that’s what they’re getting from this project.
“It’s why we invested £400,000 from the Coastal Communities fund to back this scheme.
“I’m delighted that it’s making a real difference to the lives of hard-working people, helping them access the knowledge, skills and the funing they need to get on.
“It shows our long-term economic plan is on track, delivering for both business and local communities.”
Councillor Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City said: “We were delighted to welcome Penny Mordaunt MP to the city to take a look at some of the investment projects that the Coastal Communities fund has allowed us to develop.
“There are so many far-reaching benefits this funding has bought to us and gives teams such as the Enterprising Libraries the opportunity to develop the wide range of services they offer to residents across the city.”
Ms Mordaunt also visited Snaith Highstreet and the Enterprise Zone.