Greg Clark MP visit to Green Port Hull site

August 18, 2011

Greg Clark MP, Minister for Cities, Minister for Decentralisation & Planning, and MP for Tunbridge Wells, visited Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Hull.

Mr Clark, who in October emphasised that “locally-led innovation was part of the solution to putting the economy back on a firm footing”, was able to see for himself the proposed Green Port Hull site.

Mike Sellers, Deputy Port Manager, and Gareth Russell, Business Development Manager of ABP’s Port of Hull and Goole; Alan Johnson MP; Councillor Steven Bayes, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration and Employment; Councillor Steve Brady; and Mark Jones, Head of Economic Regeneration, accompanied Mr Clark on the tour.

Mike Sellers said: “It’s great to have the Minister for Cities visiting Green Port Hull following the Government’s announcement that the area is to receive Enterprise Zone status.  We are delighted that the vision of this green economy initiative here in Hull has been recognised by the new status, which we believe will advance the scheme in its potential impact on the city region.”

Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration and Employment, Councillor Steven Bayes, said:  “The visit is a further endorsement of the region’s bid to become the UK centre for the renewables sector. The awarding of the enterprise zone is excellent news for the Humber region to attract investment, develop businesses, aid job creation and maximise the potential of Hull's Green Port initiative.  

"We will do everything in our power to make sure local people have access to training and development to gain the skills needed for job opportunities that are developed in the region."

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