BP is delighted to support Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
This innovative and ambitious programme will surely be a transformative force of good for the cultural and economic industries in the North and across the UK.In 2017, BP will celebrate 50 years of industry in Hull and the surrounding communities.
Our site at Saltend is home to some of our most innovative and cutting edge operations. From here, our Acetyls manufacturing site is the largest producer of acetic acid in Europe and our products are key building blocks for films, fibres, fabric, food packaging and pharmaceuticals. The site also hosts the Hull Research and Technology Centre (HRTC), a global hub where new technologies for producing petrochemicals are developed, tested and piloted.
BP is one of the world’s leading international oil and gas companies. We provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. We operate in 80 countries worldwide, across all five continents, with our headquarters based in the UK.
BP is a major supporter of UK arts and culture with a programme that spans over 40 years. As a longstanding investor in culture we know that the experience of new ideas has the power to inspire and innovate and we are proud that our support of Hull 2017 brings together our commitment to the Humber region with a wider celebration of excellence and access to the arts.
“BP has a strong affinity with Hull. There have been operations on our local site at Saltend for over 100 years and in 2017 we will celebrate 50 years of BP in Hull. BP is a major supporter of UK arts and culture with a programme that spans over 40 years. We believe that culture has the power to inspire and innovate, a precious investment for a thriving future. We are proud of our support for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, which will enable audiences to engage with an exciting programme of excellence in the arts.”
Peter J Mather, Group Regional Vice President, Europe and Head of Country, UK