Delivering skilled, high-paid jobs to our area. And ensuring we have the skilled workforce to face the economic challenges of the 21st century, by having a long-term economic plan for growth in our area. Rather than being over-reliant on warehouses and logistics near the M1.
Last week I met with the team at the South Normanton, Berristow Lane, McDonald's. We had a good chat about the pressures facing businesses with the increase in energy costs, difficulties in supply chains, staffing pressures and much more.
On Friday I had the absolute pleasure of meeting with Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Derby, Kathryn Mitchell, about educational priorities across the region including Derbyshire being recognised as an Education Investment Area (EIA).
Marking the end of #ApprenticeshipWeek I wanted to thank these shining stars of Alloga's apprenticeship programme, Harrison, Elena, Mark, Beata and Gavin, for sharing their experiences with me yesterday.
The Coalite Regeneration Project is an exciting project to clean-up the former Coalite Works in Bolsover to create hundreds of new jobs in Bolsover and North East Derbyshire. I was delighted to visit the site this morning to get an update on progress and meet with the contractors, site managemen