Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Protecting Britain's most innovative businesses
Today the government announced that £134 million of taxpayers' money will be made available to keep UK’s greenest, most innovative businesses thriving during coronavirus pandemic - helping to secure and create new jobs across the country.
The UK businesses’ response to coronavirus has demonstrated the very best of British ingenuity, and it is this resourcefulness that will help us navigate our way through this pandemic and build back better.
This funding will be used to help fund over 1,000 ground-breaking new technologies, helping to secure and create new jobs. The projects successful in receiving this funding are focused on vital clean growth projects which will help us develop new technologies to help tackle climate change.
Today’s investment will ensure that our innovators and risk-takers can continue to scale up their ideas, helping the UK to build back better and ensure we meet our clear commitments on tackling climate change.