Southend welcomes the new High Sheriff of Essex
Published Wednesday 13th June 12 in Council - news and information releases news
The new High Sheriff of Essex, Christopher Palmer-Tomkinson, has made his first official visit to Southend to meet key business figures in the borough.
He was welcomed to Southend Civic Centre by Rob Tinlin, Chief Executive of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, recently named Council of the Year 2012 in the LGC Awards.
Mr Tinlin escorted the High Sheriff to London Southend Airport where he met Managing Director Alastair Welch and saw the new terminal, train station and control tower which were part of the airport's £100m regeneration.
The High Sheriff then visited two airport-based companies, meeting Steve Radford, Base Manager at ATC Lasham, and Steve Johnson, Chief Executive of Ipeco Holdings.
Later Mr Palmer-Tomkinson went on to Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Education Centre to meet Professor Tony Young, the Trust's Head of Medical Innovation, and Sue Hardy, Director of Nursing.
Mr Tinlin said: "We were delighted to have the opportunity to introduce our new High Sheriff to Southend and to show him our vibrant and forward-looking borough.
"Mr Palmer-Tomkinson and his wife Virginia, who accompanied him on the visit, were very interested in all they saw.
"We look forward to welcoming them back to Southend again in the near future."