There is a lot going on in Parliament today, which I have already commented on in a previous post. But it was brilliant to have the Port of Ipswich representatives in Parliament today.
I spoke to Paul Ager, the Divisional Port Manager at Port of Ipswich, and Henrik Pedersen, the overall Chief Executive Officer, at Associated British Ports.
Sizewell C will bring more activity to the Port of Ipswich and it’s important we harness the new opportunities and jobs for local people.
Today I lobbied the Chief Executive for more investment in the Port of Ipswich. I lobbied the Chief Executive of ABP for more investment into the Port of Ipswich, and also for them to go further on bringing forward apprenticeship schemes for local people.
With my role in the Education Select committee, improving the skills provision and apprenticeship opportunities are objectives I am incredibly keen to support. We also spoke about the future of the island site owned by ABP, with one of the Town Deal projects, the Spirit Yachts Maritime skills academy.
Pleased to meet Paul and Henrik, and will be working with them both going forwards.