At the Southend Business Partnership’s first briefing event of the year, our Project Director was invited to share an update on the Lower Thames Crossing.
The Southend Business Partnership is an independent business association, with a network of over 1,500 professionals across Southend-on-Sea. The Partnership brings together businesses from all sectors, sizes and backgrounds to share best practice, contacts, knowledge and news.
For their first briefing event of the year, the Lower Thames Crossing Project Director Tim Jones was invited to share the latest news on the project with approximately 120 attendees.
During his presentation, Tim shared a fly through video of the Lower Thames Crossing with the audience and explained that we are designing a route that works for road users and communities and improves access to jobs, training, housing, leisure and retail facilities.
“The criticality of the Lower Thames Crossing to the region cannot be understated,” said Tim. “The location of the crossing will improve access for Southend businesses to Kent, the wider south-east and beyond.”
Mark Williams from Industrial Metal Services, the largest structural steel stockholders and processors in the south-east, and Emma Cooney, Director of Regeneration and Business Development at the Southend Borough Council, also spoke at the event.
In addition to the networking opportunities with local businesses, the Lower Thames Crossing team was pleased to meet with James Duddridge MP at the event, as well as Councillor John Lamb, Leader of Southend Borough Council.
We look forward to continuing our engagement with many of these local business leaders and working together to make sure that the Lower Thames Crossing will unlock opportunities and improve Southend’s access to the wider south-east and beyond.
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