The deal apparently securing the future of the two Tata sites on Teesside saving 700 jobs is fantastic news.
I hope this develops into a long term and successful operation that will continue to provide employment for many years to come. And I am delighted that the plants are to be renamed Brtish Steel by the new owners Greybull Capital.
We all know how badly hit the area is with unemployment and the frightening prospect of the jobs at Skinningrove Special Profiles and Teesside Beam Mill disappearing must have caused many sleepless nights for the workers.
We must fervently hope that all the i’s are dotted and the t’s successfully crossed and the sale goes through without any last minute hitches. These skilled workers deserve a secure future.
Jonathan Arnott MEP