Cammell Laird presents ‘job and wealth creating’ vision to mayoral delegation
Cammell Laird has hosted a delegation of mayors from across Merseyside and Chester.
The group of dignitaries was welcomed by Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE, director Mike Moran and Type 31e project director Tony Graham.
Mr Syvret said the company was delighted to welcome the delegation and brief them on how Cammell Laird contributes to Merseyside economy pumping more than £500million into the region over the last 10 years.
“We are grateful to the mayors for taking the time to visit us,” he said. “Our team was able explain the role we play and can play in the future, creating skilled jobs for local people of all academic abilities and work for a broad range of supply chain businesses. We currently employ around 1500 people in full time and sub-contractor roles and we have one of the biggest apprenticeship programmes in the region. Cammell Laird has ambitious plans for the future building on our ship building, repair, military refit and conversion business and also our energy and engineering services divisions. We are looking to generate billions of pounds for the economy over the next 20-30 years and thousands of jobs. Cammell Laird is already one of the region’s prime wealth creators, and has been for generations and we intend to grow substantially in the coming years.”
Mr Graham said:
“We were pleased to give a briefing on our bid to build five Type 31e frigates for the UK MOD worth £1.25billion,” he said. “In addition, we were able to showcase our world-class workforce and facilities by giving the mayors a walking tour of the RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship we are building, which is the biggest commercial shipbuilding project in Britain for 30 years. Through this project we are building our supply chain, training our apprentices and positioning Cammell Laird to win more large scale shipbuilding projects in international competitions.”
The mayoral delegation included the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral councillor Ann McLachlan and Bill McLachlan, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and Lady Mayoress councillor Malcolm Kennedy and Mrs Kennedy, the Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton councillor Dave Robinson and Wendy Robinson, the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens councillor Joe Pearson and councillor Sylvia Pearson, the Lord Mayor of Chester and Lady Mayor’s consort councillor Razia Daniels and Stephen Daniels, the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of West Lancashire councillor Noel Delaney and Ann Stubbert and the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton councillor Alan Lowe and councillor Joan Lowe.