HullBID welcomes major city centre employer ResQ as sponsor of new season of Hull Street Food Nights

HullBID has secured the backing of a major city centre employer as sponsor of Hull Street Food Nights – one of the organisation’s biggest events of the year.

BID Executive Director Kathryn Shillito revealed that Hull Street Food Nights will be sponsored by ResQ, a contact centre business which now employs 2,000 people at sites in Hull and Seaham, County Durham.

The business dates back to 2006 when it was launched with just 15 seats. CEO Gill Marchbanks sees the sponsorship of Hull Street Food Nights as a great opportunity to connect with candidates and customers.

Gill said: “Finding and recruiting talent is something we do on a daily basis and we like to get involved in these types of activity in the local area to get our name out there as a great place to work.

“We also have some huge clients including British Gas, Scottish Power and Vodafone and a presence at Hull Street Food Nights will support our ongoing campaign to find the best talent to service them.

“As a business that was born in Hull as a tiny player in the market to one that now employs over 2000 people, ResQ are delighted to be able to support other local businesses on their journey to growth.”

Kathryn said: “We’re delighted that ResQ have come on board to sponsor Hull Street Food Nights, which are now established as a highlight of our events calendar. ResQ recognise the potential for business benefits from the huge crowds which we attract to every event, and they are clearly committed to supporting Hull, having announced nearly 300 new jobs just last week.

“Hull Street Food Nights provide a great opportunity for staff to get together and unwind with great food and drink and live entertainment after a day at work. We’re sure the ResQ team will make the most of that and we’re grateful to them for helping us to offer the opportunity to other businesses in the city centre.”

Hull Street Food Nights will feature about 30 different food vendors and an entertainment package which will include live music, DJ sets, street entertainment and free glitter face painting. The events will all take place in Zebedee’s Yard and Princes Dock Street from 4pm until 9pm and the dates are Thursday 1 June, Thursday 29 June, Thursday 27 July and Thursday 28 September.