I was lucky enough to be invited to Number 10 to be able to talk with the Prime Minister about what we’re doing in Grimsby and where we’re heading with things. Education and skills are key to what we do, and we discussed the Levelling-Up agenda and how we’re starting to make positive changes throughout the town.
The visit was really to get a sense of his understanding about what’s going on in Grimsby. It was important to establish some good dialogue with him and the team at Number 10 to understand what places like Grimsby need.
There’s lots of things coming Grimsby’s way; our town centre regeneration, adapting our education and skills, new infrastructure, new jobs, the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution (which is absolutely key to what we’re doing in Grimsby), along with the importance of renewables and decarbonisation.
The key now is to highlight the need to equip people with the right skills and experience to latch onto these forthcoming opportunities, so it’s important to make sure that the Prime Minister hears what we need in Grimsby to succeed and for us to keep pushing our agenda forward.
The Prime Minister sees Grimsby as the national pilot to see what can be done to implement the changes that come with the Levelling-Up agenda. We’re very much the trailblazer in putting the Levelling-Up plan into action, so the Prime Minister is really engaged and interested with what we’re doing here in Grimsby.