Boosting Jobs and Apprenticeships

Andrew helped secure funding for the £32 million redevelopment of Brierfield Mills and the £4 million expansion of Lomeshaye Industrial Estate. These two projects alone are expected to create approximately 1,600 jobs in Pendle. Andrew has also helped secure funding to help deliver improvements at the outstanding Nelson and Colne College. We have seen unemployment fall and a record number of apprenticeships created. Andrew will continue to work hard to secure more better paying jobs in our area.

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Local Newspaper Column 21st January 2022

Column 21/01/22

Last Wednesday I met with Rolls-Royce Trade Union representatives.  The same day, Mark Porter, the Works Convenor for Unite at the Barnoldswick sites, signed an updated agreement with the company to avoid further strikes and safeguard local jobs.

£81,195 funding boost to help local high streets reopen

·         Pendle will receive £81,196 to help local high streets reopen and attract shoppers and tourists.

·         Conservative Government investing a total of £56 million through the Welcome Back Fund to help councils prepare for the end of lockdown when it is safe to do so.