Crewe is now a town “on the move” says Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones, following last week’s landmark announcement that Bentley Motors is to invest £800M at its site in the town, creating 1,000 jobs at the plant and in the local supply chain.
Councillor Jones said: “Our ‘All Change for Crewe’ strategy sets ambitious goals for the town, turning it into one of the leading centres for advanced engineering and manufacturing. Last week’s announcement by Bentley shows we are getting there and Crewe is now a town on the move.
“The university technical college we are currently developing will provide the skilled young engineers we need to develop our automotive sector and make Bentley’s commitment to the town a sustainable investment.
“The council is fully committed to making the changes and improvements needed to turn Crewe into a great place to live, work and invest and I am determined to work with all parties to make this happen – businesses, trade unions, the voluntary sector and political and civic leaders across the board.”
He added: “In particular, I would like to thank Councillor Kevin Hickson, Leader of Crewe Town Council, who respected the commercial confidentiality of the Bentley announcement. It is co-operation like this that will see us regenerate Crewe in the months and years to come.”
Councillor Hickson said: “On behalf of Crewe Town Council, I welcome the much needed investment in the town at the Bentley factory which will create 1,000 jobs. It shows that Crewe has the skilled local workforce and manufacturing expertise that makes it a great place to invest. The Town Council has as its priority the economic development of Crewe and we will work cooperatively with all interested parties to make that vision a reality.”