Task Force
Task Force
Task Force
Task Force
Task Force
Task Force
Task Force

About the Task Force

The Task Force was set up in September 2015 in response to the planned mothballing, and subsequent liquidation of the SSI Steelworks.

The aim of the group is to provide support to affected workers, local businesses, communities and the wider economy by delivering a programme of tailored support.

The Task Force is chaired by Amanda Skelton, Chief Executive of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, and brings together key partners including SSI UK representatives, local agencies, businesses, trade unions, MPs, council leaders and other stakeholders.


SSI Task Force members

Chair - Amanda Skelton (Chief Executive, Redcar and Cleveland Council) Allan Sharp (Communitas) Anna Turley (MP for Redcar)
Amanda Skelton Blank Image Anna Turnley
Anthony Knowles (Skills Funding Agency) Bob Cuffe (Managing Director, Gazette Media) Dave Budd (Mayor of Middlesbrough)
Anthony Knowles Bob Cuffe David Budd
Linda Edworthy (Director of Strategy and Policy, Tees Valley Unlimited) Liz Mayes, (EEF, North East) Mark Ladyman (Assistant Director Regeneration, Redcar and Cleveland Council)
Linda Edworthy Liz Mayers Mark Ladyman
Tony Parkison (Chief Executive, Middlesbrough Council) Naz Parkar (Executive Director HCA, North East, Yorkshire and The Humber) Neil Kenley (Director of Business Investment, Tees Valley Unlimited)
Blank Image Blank Image Neil Kenley
Paul Booth (Chair, Tees Valley Unlimited) Paul Warren (Community Union) Rachel Anderson, (Head of Policy and Representation, NECC)
Paul Booth Blank Image Rachel Anderson
Sarah Glendinning (CBI, North East) Stacy Hall (Stacy Hall Associates) Steve Redman, (Vice Chair, Multi Union Group, SSI)
Sarah Glendinning Stacy Hall Blank Image
Sue Jeffrey (Leader, Redcar and Cleveland Council) Sue Soroczan (District Manager, Job Centre Plus)
Sue Jeffery Sue Soroczan
Tom Blenkinsop (MP Middlesbrough South and Redcar & Cleveland also chair of cross party group on steel) Tom Smyth (Deputy Area Director, YHNE, BIS)
Sue Houston Tom Smyth




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