Speeches & Op-Eds

This page contains transcripts of the op-eds and speeches made by Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis.

Boeing Sheffield Launch speech

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

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

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

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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Why I'm determined to forge fitter, more active communities

by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region

It was a proud moment for South Yorkshire when our England football stars shone in the World Cup last month.

Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill were all born in our region. And our sporting excellence is just as well-known off the football pitch as on it, as the exploits of Jessica Ennis-Hill, Joe Root, Sarah Stevenson and Ed Clancy all attest.

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Driving forward healthcare research at the heart of our Global Innovation Corridor

by Dan Jarvis, mayor of the Sheffield City Region

This July, the NHS turns 70.

Despite the Government’s recent announcement of an extra £20bn of funding, the root causes of increased demand on our healthcare system are not going away anytime soon.

If our country is going to have sustainable and affordable healthcare into the future, we must keep our people fit and well and out of hospital for longer.

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