A HOST OF DIGNITARIES including Communities Minister Shahid Malik gathered at the Globe Theatre to launch the most ambitious and aspirational project Thurrock has ever launched.
The project is a partnership between the cream of Thurrock industry and commerce to provide a launch-pad for the future bosses and go-getters from the borough in the 21st century.
Mr Malik spoke fulsomely in his praise for the project as did Chair of Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation, Will McKee and Thurrock Council Leader, Cllr Garry Hague while Olympic hero Danny Crates related how much being from the borough meant to him.
Representatives of Petroplus, Veoila, Proctor and Gamble, Grays School and Media Arts College as well as many others were entertained by local talent from the area in a performance by Theatre Is.
If there was ever an antidote to many of the comments made by the Audit Commission then this was it. The green shoots of recovery are truly entwined in projects such as Thurrock’s Next Top Boss. However, projects such as this must be given time to breathe and we are not just talking about for the next few months but for the next few years if not decades.
Already, one major achievement has been made by gathering so many of the major partners in Thurrock in one room. This is at the heart of aspirational Thurrock and a scheme, an ideal and ambition that we will be following with great interest and good will for many years to come.