Henry Boot is a construction firm that employs over 200 people in the HS2 East region.
Simon Carr, its managing director, is Chair of the National Federation of Builders and a board member of the Sheffield City Region LEP.
Simon is enthusiastic about what HS2 can bring to the economy and for the construction sector. As a major infrastructure project, it will create countless opportunities throughout the supply chain and businesses are already expressing keen interest in understanding how to get involved. For Simon, the sooner the construction phase can start, the sooner businesses can start to capitalise on opportunities and provide value back to the economy, the better.