employment: Apprentices from Hull, Grimsby, and Immingham now account for 50 per cent of wind turbine technicians at energy company Ecotricity.
Humberside Engineering Training Association (Heta) has hailed the recruitment as a big example for British industry.
Some 12,000 people currently work in the UK's wind energy industry but the number of jobs in the sector is set to increase to almost 90,000 by 2020, an opportunity not lost on Heta who teamed up with Ecotricity in 2009 to provide them with specialised wind turbine technicians.
Heta apprentices Jacob Lofthouse, 21, of Hull, Adam Barnard, 22, and Callum Evers, 20, from Grimsby and Joe Parkinson, 22, of Immingham, are all now based at Ecotricity's Louth technician centre.
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manufacturing: Bicycle commuters have been among the first in the country to try a unique and innovative new product designed to prevent and fix flat tyres.
Wheelgoo has been launched by Grotech Production, a leading manufacturer of powder and liquid agrichemical formulations and general chemical applications based in Goole.
retail: The Greggs boss who led a successful campaign against the Government's "pasty tax" earlier this year is to step down from the high street bakery.
Mr McMeikan will now take the top job at catering group Brakes.