UK Ports plays a huge role to play in driving the UK’s economy and there are some major plans to expand Ports and deliver new development and regeneration around Ports to boost the economy even further. With ports playing a crucial role in the future of the economy the inaugural Ports Development Conference is set to play an important role in shaping the vision for the future. One of those involved in the event is John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs at The Bristol Port Company, and we hear exclusively from John and their vision for the ports future:
John Chaplin – Director at The Bristol Port Company:
Q. Can you give a brief history of the Port?
Its recent history starts in 1991 when two entrepreneurs, Terence Mordaunt and David Ord, saw a fantastic opportunity to take a port that was under Bristol City Council ownership and losing them a lot of money, put it into private ownership and open a gateway to the rest of the world.
Read the full interview with John Chaplin on the Built Environment Networking website here