The meeting between Ged Tyrrell and James Grundy, marks a significant turning point for Leigh, as both leaders discussed strategies to stimulate economic development, education, and job opportunities in the area.
Ged Tyrrell, a local entrepreneur, envisions Leigh as a vibrant hub for business research and development (R&D). TBT Group is a pioneer in Smart Building solutions, developing cutting-edge IoT technologies for residential and commercial facilities to enhance resource consumption optimisation, streamlined operations and sustainability.
James Grundy, Leigh’s first Conservative MP, has long advocated for the reconnection of Leigh to the national rail network and the completion of the Atherleigh Way bypass and he continues to champion the regeneration of Leigh Town Centre, emphasising the importance of investments in infrastructure to enhance the town’s appeal and vitality.
Both Ged and James share a common understanding of Leigh’s historical significance and its potential for rejuvenation. Leigh, once a bustling industrial town, can experience a renaissance with the joint efforts of passionate leaders like Ged Tyrrell, James Grundy and others in the community. This collaborative approach aims to create a synergy between businesses, government and educational institutions that will stimulate economic development, job opportunities, and community wellbeing.
Ged Tyrrell (TBT Group Founder and CEO) and James Grundy (MP for Leigh)
Ged Tyrrell’s commitment to bringing businesses’ R&D facilities to Leigh has the potential to revolutionise the local economy.
The key aspect of the conversation centred around Ged Tyrrell’s visions to expand his company’s operations in Leigh to included hi-tech manufacturing to continue with the vision of creating more quality career opportunities for local people. One of the TBT group companies, Halo Smart IoT, develops and manufactures cutting-edge devices that are to monitor residential properties, which provides environmental data to detect and notify the of any emerging risk factors within the household, including damp, mould and fuel poverty. This innovative solution, are already making strides across the UK, being implemented in council housing and housing association properties. Other global hi-tech products are also intended for manufacturing and distribution from the future Leigh based facility.
Opening the cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Leigh, would not only bolster the local economy but also lead to an increased demand for qualification courses in universities and colleges in the area. This growth in educational opportunities aligns with James Grundy’s advocacy for enhancing the wellbeing and status of Leigh.
As discussions progress, both Ged Tyrrell and James Grundy express their unwavering commitment to leveraging their local roots, expertise, and connections to build a brighter future for Leigh.