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Neill & Brown Bidding To Go Top Of The Family Tree

Neill & Brown Bidding To Go Top Of The Family Tree

The Hessle firm has won a place on the 15-strong Yorkshire shortlist for the award. The winners from Yorkshire and eight other regions will then be judged for the national title, to be presented in London on June 2. Winning either the regional or national honour would be another landmark in Neill & Brown s history. Chief executive Peter Brown, the third generation of his family to lead the business, completed 50 years service in 2015 and during City of Culture 2017 the firm will celebrate its 100th birthday.

Neill & Brown was the first business to sign up as a Hull Angel with a 17,000 commitment in support of the successful City of Culture bid. Mr Brown said:

Hull and the Humber area has a lot going for it, including great potential for business. We are very pleased to be a nominated for the award because family has always been important to us.

Winning would affirm our company s family values while highlighting those benefits to our customers. For our team this is more than just a job; they are happy to go that extra mile. A lot of them have completed 25 years service and some of their family members have followed them into the firm. These awards show that there is still a need for the strength of the family business and we are a good example of that.

Neill & Brown has enjoyed substantial growth in the last few years in home and overseas markets, increasing employee numbers from 75 to more than 130. Magazine and resource centre, Family Business United, organises the awards, which seek to highlight the contribution that family firms make to the UK economy. Subscribe to our email newsletters

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It is take off time for Yorkshire as new link to the motorway officially …

It Is Take Off Time For Yorkshire As New Link To The Motorway Officially ...

Planning for the link from the south of Doncaster to Junction 3 of the M18 started over a decade ago as part of the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS). The three mile long section has now opened and been named to acknowledge its prominence as a prime gateway into Yorkshire and to reflect its importance as a catalyst for transforming the regional economy. Great Yorkshire Way is already facilitating significant new developments along its corridor including the first two high quality logistics units at the 400million iPort and the first of 1,200 new homes at Torne Park on the regenerated former Rossington Colliery site. It will also significantly reduce journey times to Yorkshire s Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, bringing an extra one million potential passengers to within a 60 minute drive. Great Yorkshire Way is predicted to trigger 1.7billion of private sector investment creating 20,000 new jobs and 5,000 new homes. It is also expected to provide a three per cent boost to the Sheffield City Region s economy.

Opening Great Yorkshire Way with the partners who help deliver the scheme, Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said:

This is a landmark occasion and the culmination of years of hard work to deliver one of the most important projects ever seen in Doncaster. Great Yorkshire Way is not only the gateway to the Sheffield City Region and Yorkshire it is the gateway to unprecedented levels of private sector investment which in turns sees thousands of new jobs and homes created. The local and regional economy is being transformed by this infrastructure scheme as many of the expected outcomes are already coming to fruition with the expansion of our fantastic Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the exciting iPort project really starting to take shape and brand new homes being built in Rossington. It s an exemplary project and great advertisement for collaboration between the public and private sectors. Today is a great day for Doncaster and a day that benefits all of the Sheffield City Region and Yorkshire.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said:

This is truly a momentous day. The opening of The Great Yorkshire Way delivers greatly enhanced connectivity to the Sheffield City region s airport, placing Doncaster Sheffield Airport within minutes of the UK s major motorway network and bringing global business closer to Sheffield s 28 billion economy. We have already begun to see impressive planned growth as a result of the new road with increased capacity from our incumbent airlines Thomson and Wizz and new airline Aer Lingus and Flybe seeing the potential of flying from the Sheffield City Region.

Peter Nears, Strategic Planning Director, The Peel Group said:

We are proud to have invested more than 160 million in the airport and the opening of the new link road is a tribute to a strong partnership with both the public and private sectors. It is also a symbol of Peel s wider commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. This gateway to the Sheffield City Region project is truly transformational and the new road will be a huge draw to passengers, business and cargo bringing huge economic benefits to the region. Michael Hughes, CEO of Verdion, commented:

The opening of the Great Yorkshire Way is a key milestone: the final road link that seal s iPort s strategic position in Doncaster, one of the UK s strongest logistic locations with excellent motorway links and close proximity to the Humber Ports. Seeing is believing, and now we can see the link road open, bringing the scheme that much closer to the Doncaster Sheffield Airport, and our first two speculative units being built, getting closer to completion. In addition, work has now started on the iPort Rail facility, the final piece of the intermodal picture. Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive of Harworth Estates, said:

Great Yorkshire Way has been a long time coming and I applaud Doncaster Council in getting this delivered. The challenge now is for ourselves, Peel and Verdion to make the most of this fantastic new infrastructure and turn the area into a Northern Powerhouse demonstrator project delivering thousands of new homes, jobs and supporting export-led growth.

Nigel Brewster, Vice Chair of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said:

This is excellent news for the Sheffield City Region economy and shows global investors that our City Region is an even better place to do business than ever before. The airport link road takes our City Region a step closer to delivering its vision of creating 70,000 new jobs and 6,000 new businesses over the next decade. Crucially, it makes getting into and out of the Sheffield City Region faster and easier for thousands of holiday makers and international business people who live and work here. It has already led to major new flights from Sheffield City Region to some of the biggest airport hubs in Europe including Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam. Don Valley MP Caroline Flint said:

The idea for the link road came to life when Doncaster Sheffield Airport was given the green light. It seems strange that a few miles of road should be such a big deal. But the key to Doncaster s success is connectivity easily getting from one place to the next. Doncaster is a gateway to the North and thanks to Great Yorkshire Way, where people go, jobs and opportunities follow. All of this, thanks to a few miles of road. Not bad. This innovative scheme, project managed by Doncaster Council has been delivered by a unique team made from the very best of the public and private sectors. The partnership between Doncaster Council, Peel Group, Verdion and Harworth Estates plus Mott MacDonald s design and Carillion s construction expertise made this 56million road a reality.

It Is Take Off Time For Yorkshire As New Link To The Motorway Officially ...Credit: Shaun Flannery photography

The Peel Group, Verdion and Harworth Estates contributed 34million to the scheme to add to 18million of Regional Growth Funding with the balance met by the council. The scheme also received extensive backing from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Doncaster Chamber and the business and residential communities. Work started in October 2013 and mountains were literally moved to complete the project. Six new bridges were built, including an impressive 12 metre high structure to carry the road over the East Coast Main Line with highway embankments built by re-using a million tonnes of material from the old colliery spoil heap. To mark the opening of Great Yorkshire Way the Vulcan flower display has been relocated from the Tudworth roundabout at the A614/A18 junction and will provide a great signpost for people travelling to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

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Work starts on £7m logistics training centre in Immingham …

Work Starts On £7m Logistics Training Centre In Immingham ...Sam Whitaker (Vice-Principal for Strategic Projects at the Grimsby Institute and Board Member of Modal Training) and Patrick Henry (CEO of Modal Training) hold plans for Modal Training at the site.

The new 7million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors will be located in the existing 5,696 m2 facility, with the design phase of the project now in progress. The external works programme, which will involve updating the building s fa ade and installing a new roof, has now started. The internal fit-out is expected to begin in the coming weeks. This will include the learning resource centre, with its ICT suite, classrooms and seminar and conference facilities, followed by the installation of state-of-the-art simulators for training maritime crew, truck and crane drivers, as well as a live rail track centre. It will also include warehouse operational training and working at height training to support the renewables and energy sectors in the region. The works will be project managed by ENGIE s professional technical services team based in Grimsby, who are part of the North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership with the Council.

Patrick Henry, CEO of Modal Training, said:

We are excited that our plans for Modal Training are starting to come to fruition, after months of planning. We are currently in the design phase and have made a start on the external works programme. This will bring the building up to a high standard to deliver our training and will create a strong visual presence in Immingham. To document the development, we installed a timelapse camera as soon as the scaffolding started to go up. We are looking forward to pressing ahead and seeing its progress in the coming months. Neill Shipley, Corporate Services Director at Fabricom ENGIE, commented:

The Kings Road site has served our business well for many years and we are delighted that it will be brought to life once again thanks to the investment from the Grimsby Institute Group. With our UK CEO Nigel Carlton on the board of Modal Training, we are committed to supporting this new venture and will be involved in the external construction works and providing a design service.

The most important factor for us isn t so much the site itself, but the impact this new resource will have on shaping future of Immingham, as well as the industries it will serve. Much like Fabricom ENGIE in previous years, this facility will support both employment in the region and our strong engineering and offshore sectors for generations to come. Marcus Asquith, Deputy Partnership Director at ENGIE, added:

We are delighted to be a part of this exciting project which, once completed, will see a unique and state-of-the-art training facility that will prepare people with the skills required to move into successful careers in the logistics industry which forms a pivotal part of the community in the North East Lincolnshire.

Jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP, Modal Training will offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, as well as a full range of support services. It will deliver realistic training, replicating the working environment, in a wide range of settings. Facilities will include extensive warehousing, engineering and rail safety teaching facilities, and the UK s only Freight Forwarding Academy. The centre is on schedule for completion and full operation in September 2016. Subscribe to our email newsletters

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