What the Mayor is saying

This page contains transcripts of the opinion pieces and speeches made by the Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis.

Boeing milestone is key to new global corridor of innovation

As published on the Sheffield City Region website on 25/10/18

For generations of South Yorkshire men and women, the border between Sheffield and Rotherham has been a place of industry, community, and hard graft.

Where once coal was pulled from the ground to power our economy, now that economy is powered by advances in manufacturing, engineering and aerospace. Indeed, more people now work at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, on the site of the former Orgreave colliery, than they did in the pit during coal’s heyday.

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My message to the Chancellor - this Budget needs to empower the North to drive prosperity for all

Published on the Sheffield City Region website on 29/09/18

by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region

An affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly transport system, made fit for the 21st century with Transforming Cities funding.

An education system that ensures all young people achieve their potential and provides people with the skills to succeed -whatever their background.

Businesses that innovate, create jobs and create economic growth.

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Boeing Sheffield Launch speech

Speech delivered at Boeing Sheffield on 25/10/18

Thank you to Sir Michael, Jenette and Greg for their words. It is a great pleasure to join you here this morning at the launch of Boeing Sheffield.

Two weeks ago I joined colleagues at the opening of three new advanced manufacturing research centres – just metres away from this new facility.

Earlier this morning I was at the launch of a new tram-train system for the region, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

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Engineering Research Centre speech

Speech delivered at the AMRC on 11/10/18

Thank you to Mike Hounslow and the University of Sheffield team for your introduction and welcome today.

I am delighted to be here to be part of the opening of not one, not two, but three new research centres.

They will add new depth to this regions great innovation, research and production story.

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China Visit Opening Ceremony speech

Speech delivered at the UK – China Regional Leaders Summit on 15/10/18

It is an honour and a privilege to be here this morning to address you on behalf of the Northern Powerhouse and the Sheffield City Region.

To our Dalian hosts I offer you my thanks for your warm welcome in this fantastic venue and in your wonderful city.

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Op-ed: World Mental Health Day

Published on the Sheffield City Region website on 10/10/18

by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region

Wednesday, 10 October is World Mental Health Day.

For more than 25 years, this annual event has helped to educate people about mental health, raising awareness of the barriers many with mental health issues experience, and working to break down prejudices which, sadly, still persist.

As a society, we’ve come a long way since the first World Mental Health Day in 1992. Employers are now prevented from requiring applicants to disclose their mental health history when applying for a job. And the law now states that mental health should be treated on an equal footing with physical health.

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