BCC welcomes commitment to build HS2

BCC welcomes commitment to build HS2

Welcoming the news that the UK Government is set to give the go-ahead to HS2, and proceed with construction to Birmingham and onward to Crewe, British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:

“The decision to proceed with HS2 was a long time coming – so it’s great news for businesses, investment and growth in many parts of the UK.

“It’s time to stop debating and start delivering the new capacity and connections that HS2 will bring to our communities and businesses.

“While progress on the first phase of HS2 will be celebrated, the government’s decision to review parts of the route beyond Birmingham will unsettle business communities in the Midlands and the North. The case for many of the transformative transport, regeneration and investment projects planned in the North and Midlands depends on the full project going ahead.

“Business communities will continue to campaign for delivery of the full HS2 route. If ministers want to achieve their aim to ‘level up’, they must not let down some of the areas that have given HS2 their full-throated support.”

 

HS2 Supply Chain Event

On 26th March, the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will be bringing together HS2 and local businesses of all sizes for a unique HS2 Supply Chain Event.

The event runs from 10am until 1pm at Lincoln City FC‘s newly refurbished Legends Lounge, and will raise awareness of the supplier opportunities that HS2 will bring and dismiss some of the myths to ensure businesses in our area, including SME’s, can align and prepare themselves to be part of the supply chain.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, which is free to attend for Chamber members.

Click here to book your place.

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