What a merely terrible day for therefore many individuals studying this, writes Enterprise Editor MIKE HUGHES.
Abdomen-turning uncertainty as careers instantly develop into an asset that could be traded, and as younger individuals who had set their sights on working for one of many area’s best-known firms could now must halt their programs and look elsewhere.
So this quickly turns into a ‘the place had been you?’ second for the North East and for traders within the area and we’ve got to ensure these folks with the funds perceive that we’re the form of area that appears after our firms in good instances and unhealthy. Companies will stand collectively to assist discover patrons and to take care of each future and present employees.
As a result of in boardrooms and authorities workplaces and on manufacturing facility flooring it’s all the time in regards to the folks – no matter its future and whoever finally ends up proudly owning it the folks of Cleveland Bridge are all the time extra essential than the rivets and the cranes.
I used to be reporting in Teesside when the SSI steelworks collapsed. The sense of shock, damage and undirectable anger are right here once more and I can virtually style the identical ambiance.
Help for Cleveland Bridge might be world because the shockwave of reports travels to all of the cities the place the corporate’s merchandise take pleasure of place. They may react with the identical disbelief that ‘the corporate that made this’ may ever must be bought. However that’s precisely the place a brand new purchaser will come from – a world fame amongst ‘ events’ that the corporate has constructed simply as effectively because it makes its bridges.
There’s a future, after all. The talents are too uncommon and the services are too full to not be of curiosity to somebody. However we’re the North East, so we dream of a brand new proprietor that has the identical pleasure and loyalty that’s seamlesssly constructed into this area.
That first speech when the brand new boss stands on a rail or a monitor and addresses their most essential asset – that’s after we’ll know what the way forward for Cleveland Bridge goes to be.
As ever, The Northern Echo will stand with these listening employees – and their boss – and we are going to assist all of them and demand assist from others.
We’ve simply launched a Stage Up marketing campaign to shout in regards to the area’s potential. The day we’ve got simply skilled is a real check of the unity and collaboration that marketing campaign is all about.