What the Mayor is saying

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

Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber Speech

Speech delivered at Chamber Means Business event on 06/09/18

Good morning.

Let me begin by thanking Andrew and the Chamber team for extending the invite to speak at this Chamber Means Business event. After 100 days in office the honeymoon period, if ever there was one, is over. It’s been an exciting, if challenging, first three months. It is fair to say that there is much to do!

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Sheffield Chamber of Commerce speech

Speech delivered at the Sheffield Chamber Presidents Annual Dinner on 20/09/18

Ladies and gentlemen, it is a privilege to be here this evening.

Thank you to John, your Chamber President, to the military band who have provided the soundtrack and thank you to you, the businesses of Sheffield for your indulgence at this late hour!

Speaking of which, I was left under absolutely no doubt that this was an evening with the military at its heart when I reviewed the arrangements for this evening and saw that I’d been given a very specific 22:52 slot.

Reassuringly precise John. Thank you!

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South Yorkshire Futures Event

Speech delivered at the South Yorkshire Futures event on 18/09/18.

Many thanks to Richard and Sam for welcoming me to the University this evening and for the opportunity to speak tonight.

We gather to celebrate the exceptional progress that South Yorkshire Futures has made in its first 12 months.

But, this evening is not just about celebrating success. It is about setting the direction for the coming months and years.

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Institute of Technology Tribe Event

Speech delivered at the Institute of Technology Tribe Event on 18/06/18

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today.

This has been an important event, that hasn’t just celebrated the hard work, the creativity and the ambition of all those involved in the Institute of Technology (IoT) Tribe accelerator. But has also explored the role digital industry will play in our economy.

There are many people who play a part in events such as these and the work that we are celebrating.

But a particular word of thanks must go to Tanya Suarez and the IoT Tribe for bringing such a talented cohort of start-ups to the region.

Well done – and thank you.

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Channel 4 Speech

Speech delivered in The House Of Commons on 10/05/18

Thank you Chair for the opportunity to speak today.

Before I start I must make a declaration of interest – today I speak to you not just as an MP serving the residents of Barnsley Central but also in my role as the new Mayor of the Sheffield City Region.

Last week 260,000 residents across South Yorkshire voted in the election. I remain honoured and humbled that after a hard-fought campaign I was elected to serve. It is a responsibility I take very seriously.

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