As town names go, Grimsby might sound a little unoptimistic, although one theory is that the name bore no relation to the demeanour of the town; it was simply named after a Dane named Grim, who probably went out of his was to prove his conviviality by doing exciting things like founding towns. There was a presence in Roman times, but it appears that the town was mainly founded by the Vikings, so maybe the legend is true.
It was during the early 1800s that the town really grew in size, though, becoming an important port on the east coast of Britain, and industrial scale fishing started, to feed the booming population. By 1848 the town had a railway link, and grew even more, becoming a major port for exporting coal. Grimsby was targeted during WW2 (although not its famous tower, which bomber pilots used for naviagation).
After the 1950s, Grimsby’s fishing was to go into terminal decline, although the fish market remains a thriving part of the town, and is indeed the largest in the UK (although little of the produce is from the North Sea). This is partly why food processing and frozen food companies are a key part of its modern economy. Young’s and Findus both have large presences in the town.
The cargo ports at Grimsby and Immingham is the busiest in the UK by tonnage, its georgraphical location being a great help for hopping across to mainland Europe to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. And wherever there are ports, there is an ongoing demand for jobs, and Grimsby is no exception.
If you’re on the lookout for more information on the positions available in Grimsby or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer. Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
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To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Grimsby or source a new job in Grimsby then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a well known logistics business, is looking to recruit a Transport Planner to join their team based in Grimsby.
My client, a large retail / wholesale business based in Hertfordshire, are currently looking for highly analytical candidates with strong experiences within Sales and Operations planning to join an established team currently undergoing major projects...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Cast UK are working with a growing business in the Stafford area who are looking to identify talented purchasing professionals to join their Purchasing team as an Engineering Buyer.
£30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Exciting new opportunity to join this expanding manufacturing organisation at their UK headquarters in the East AngliaResponsibilities include:Undertake a portfolio of spends; develop a category strategy to increase understanding of cost drivers, cha...
£62000.00 - £68000.00 per annum + Benefits
:Our client, a leading retailer, is looking to recruit a 3PL Logistics Manager role for their Head Office based in London.
£45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + Bonus
Our client is a leading wholesale business looking for an experienced Warehouse Operations Manager.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
My client, a fast paced and fashion forward retailer is looking for a very trend led Denim and Tailoring Designer to join their head office team based in London.
Based in Cardiff, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced Business Unit Manager.
My client, a leading high street retailer, is looking to appoint an experienced International Merchandiser to join their head office team based in London.