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As a global business we believe that it makes sense to get involved in our local communities, and to do what we can to secure the commercial success of the regions in which we operate.

This is because a successful local economy, with a first class infrastructure, a positive attitude to business development and a continuous supply of well-educated and highly motivated young people, is the ideal setting for any business.

Here’s a good example of how we’ve put that principle into practice in Hull:

Several members of the team took time out recently to give a group of 80 Hull schoolchildren a lesson in global trade, during ‘Our World Day’; an event intended to help them learn more about international business.

The event was held on the ferry ‘The Pride of Hull’ which is moored adjacent to the Hull refinery and with our help, children from Marfleet Primary School, Alderman Cogan CofE Primary School and St Richards RC Primary School were able to explore the concept of global trade, imports and exports, marketing and supply and demand through a series of fun activities and challenges.

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