Teesside’s 10-point plan for UK government

mandelson.jpgThe blog congratulates Teesside’s industry leaders on their 10-point plan to safeguard the future of the area’s chemical industry.

They have worked very quickly since the initiative was established last month. Clearly, self-help can only take the industry so far, in today’s crisis. It is clearly right that government support should also be provided.

The blog hopes that Lord Mandelson, Business Secretary, responds positively to the request being made.

Teesside is the centre of the UK’s chemical industry, and of its process industry. A strong chemical industry on Teesside is essential, if the UK is to develop a leading position in the low carbon industries of the future.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. He also serves as a Global Expert for the World Economic Forum. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry and the global economy over the next 12 – 18 months. It looks behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in critical areas such as oil prices, China and Emerging Markets, currencies, autos, housing, economic growth and the environment. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.

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