More than a dozen large employers from across Rutland have met with Rutland County Council to provide their views on the County’s growth agenda.

The workshop was organised by Rutland County Council’s Economic Development team and was designed to update the County’s biggest employers on Rutland’s growth plans, particularly the development of an employment zone at St. George’s, while gaining their insight into the factors that limit growth locally.

Attendees included Lands’ End, Rutland Plastics, Linecross, C S Ellis, Berridge Taxis, Anglian Water and Hambleton Hall.

Discussions centred predominately on the need to improve transport links with employment centres, particularly developing sustainable transport links from Stamford, Ketton and Uppingham, services for younger people to commute to work and to support a range of shift patterns.

Attendees also highlighted the need to develop affordable homes to enable businesses to employ and develop a range of skills across different industries, particularly for lower paid positions.