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, April 07, 2021
Developing and testing safe new medicines
The government announced today that life science manufacturing companies can now apply to the £20 million Medicines and Diagnostics Manufacturing Transformation Fund – harnessing the best of UK manufacturing to boost our ability to respond to future pandemics.
British scientists' incredible response to the pandemic reminds us of the vital importance of championing scientific innovation and capabilities.
That is why the government has launched a new £20 million fund designed to strengthen and grow our medicines and diagnostics manufacturing industry, encouraging companies to develop new technologies, build more factories and improve our domestic supply chains – helping create hundreds of highly skilled jobs across the UK.
As we build back better, and more resilient, from the pandemic, this will help ensure UK companies remain in a formidable position to continue to lead the global response to the most pressing challenges of our time.