Hull has been named 'most enterprising place in Britain' in recognition of 'city-wide approach to investment in education and training programmes.'
The title was previously held by Birmingham - and was bestowed on Hull alongside an 'Improving the Business Environment Award' in the Enterprising Britain Awards.
The awards, which are now in their fourteenth year, celebrate the work of public sector organisations that support and encourage entrepreneurialism across the UK.
The Green Port Hull project, a £310m investment from Siemens and Associated British Ports to begin to establish Hull and East Yorkshire as a world-class centre for renewable energy were cited among the reasons for the win.
The council says that schemes like the Hull Youth Support Trust, which has received over £160k in funding to reinvigorate a previously under-utilised council property into office space for young entrepreneurs, are proving a resounding success, leading to unprecedented numbers of businesses being formed.
Small Business Minister, Margot James, said:
Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration and Planning, said: