The 2023 list of fastest-growing regional sectors found that Doncaster is leading the Yorkshire and Humber region when it comes to growth in transport and storage.
Doncaster has been named as Yorkshire’s transport and storage hotspot.
The 2023 list of fastest-growing regional sectors, based on analysis of Office for National Statistics data found that Doncaster is currently leading the Yorkshire and Humber region when it comes to growth in transport and storage.
Small business lender iwoca said that since 2018, the number of businesses in the sector has grown by 85% to 1,545.
In the last year alone, Doncaster saw 95 new transport and storage businesses, maintaining the sector’s expansion since the pandemic.
The growth of the sector - alongside 45,000 vacancies in the transport industry - could mean further job opportunities for people in Doncaster and across Yorkshire, iwoca said.
Analysis reveals that the transport and storage (including postal) sector grew fastest in Doncaster out of all local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber, between 2018 and 2022.
Sheffield came second in the region and Hull third – they saw a 66% increase and 58% increase respectively in their number of transport businesses.
iwoca’s analysis found transport and storage to be the fastest-growing sector in Yorkshire and the Humber overall, growing by 24% in the region over the last five years.
Doncaster is a vibrant and well-connected place, perfectly located for the efficient movement of goods throughout the UK and beyond whether by road, rail and sea.
The rapidly growing logistics sector has an economic output nearing £1 billion. It employs 35,000 people in the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and is continuing to expand at a fast pace, creating hundreds of additional jobs every year.
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