Visit to No 10

Adam Clerkin, head of operations at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering, recognised at an event in Downing Street.

2 years ago our local area Shipley were handed £25 million to spend transforming the area as part of the Government’s commitment to regeneration and job creation.

The cash from the Town Fund was to be spent on capital projects, designed to improve connectivity, land use, economic and cultural assets, as well as skills and enterprise infrastructure in the town.

Shipley MP Philip Davies along with CMbE’s head of operations Adam Clerkin and other business leaders, community stakeholders and representatives from Bradford Council, made up the Town Deal Board and submitted the Shipley Town Investment Plan with their proposed schemes to Government for consideration.

Plans include town centre and infrastructure improvements, upgrading the exhibition space in Shipley Library to create a small business enterprise hub, renovations of the Kirkgate Centre building to create a Sustainable Community Hub, a new Community, Art, and Future Technology Centre, a new Health, Wellbeing and Community Campus and transforming the current Wrose Quarry site into Shipley Wrose Quarry Wetlands.

Mr Clerkin said: “It is fantastic to receive on behalf of the team, recognition for all their hard work and commitment in the inception, creation, and governance of each town fund project. The towns fund initiative clearly demonstrates what can be achieved when public funded projects are considered from a local view point.”

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