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Important delegation visits Holbeach

25 February 2010

A high-level delegation recently visited the University of Lincoln's National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach

The delegation included Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Greg Clark MP and John Hayes, Shadow Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education.

Both Greg and John were very impressed with the facilities that are used to train and educate people from the food industry in the latest technology and techniques. Greg was interested in the distance learning systems and E-Books that allow the campus to engage with students working for food companies all over the UK.

As part of the visit Greg met with Darren Ward, Director of Green Footprints UK, whose low energy and hygienic hand driers are installed in the factory areas of the National Centre for Food

Green Footprints' hand dryers provide huge financial savings to businesses as well as reducing their impact on the environment by using significantly less power than standard hand dryers and removing the need for storing, disposing of and refilling of costly paper towels. Their installation at the Centre allows for them to be demonstrated to prospective clients in a real factory environment.

The facilities and services to business at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing have been shaped and dictated by the employers whose businesses the campus supports. This partnership has created arguably the best resource of its kind in the UK.

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Photo: (L-R) John Hayes MP, Prof Val Braybrooks

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