Food giants in Spalding to air views on state of road and rail links

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Leaders of Lincolnshire’s food producers and suppliers will be flagging up their views about the state of transport links across the county.

Nigel Jenney, chief executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium, which represents firms in the area, and Lee Juniper, director of FreshLinc, which transports fresh produce across the Europe, will be among the guest speakers at the first Lincolnshire Transport Conference.

Lee Juniper, director of Fresh Linc

Lee Juniper, director of Fresh Linc

The event is organised by the Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum and the Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce .

George Scott, forum chair, said: “We are trying to understand companies’ transport problems and by bringing everyone together under one roof it is a rare opportunity for them to speak out and be listened to.”

Phil Scarlett, chamber president, said: “With businesses reporting growth in South Holland this is an ideal opportunity to get involved and shape our infrastructure requirements for the future.”

Other speakers include representatives from Virgin Trains, East Midland Trains, NetworkRail, Brylaine, Lincolnshire County Council and Transport Focus.

The conference will take place on October 16 at the Springfields Events Centre in Spalding from 10am to 4pm.

To book a place at £15, which includes lunch, contact Emily Foreman at the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce on 01522 523333 or e-mail emily.foreman@lincs-chamber.co.uk