Investment Plan

The Ashington Town Board is now established and is preparing an Investment Plan for the town.

The Board aims to support regeneration in the town through investment, strengthening cultural assets, supporting skills and business development for local people and businesses.

The Board was established in April 2021.  It is made up of representatives from key public, private and community sector organisations.  Its role is to steer Ashington's vision and objectives for the town, to oversee the creation of the Ashington Investment Plan, and the delivery of projects within the deal.
Bernicia Group - John Johnston (Chair)
Advance Northumberland - Michael Black
Akzo Nobel - Jeff Hope
Ashington Learning Partnership - Andy Roberts
Ashington Town Council - Matthew Cuthbert
Ashington Town Team / Futures Business Group - Sir John Hall
Aavid Thermacore - Mark Robinson
Children North East - Leigh Elliott
Culpitts / Sugarfayre - Simon Keogh
Department for Work & Pensions - Vicky Potter
North East Local Enterprise Partnership - Ray Browning
North of Tyne Combined Authority - Callum Smith
Northumberland College - Nigel Harrett
Northumberland County Council - Paul Jones (Chair of Ashington Advisory Group)
Northumberland County Council - County Councillor Brian Gallacher
Northumberland County Council - County Councillor Lynne Grimshaw
Northumberland County Council - County Councillor Richard Wearmouth
Northumberland Community & Voluntary Action - Anne Lyall
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust - Claire Riley
Raytec CCTV - David Lambert
Site & Field Services Ltd - John Thompson
McGregor Opticians - Andy McGregor
Museums Northumberland - Rowan Brown
Wansbeck MP - Ian Lavery

Advisors:
New Skills Consulting - Peter Graham
Northumberland County Council - Tony Kirsop
Northumberland County Council - Anne Lawson
Northumberland County Council - Peter Mawer
Northumberland County Council - Neil Quinn