Former UK business minister joins GREENSTEEL Council

A former UK minister has joined a group that was established to advise upon and champion the nation’s low carbon metal industry. Anna Soubry MP, who was responsible for navigating […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A former UK minister has joined a group that was established to advise upon and champion the nation’s low carbon metal industry.

Anna Soubry MP, who was responsible for navigating through the steel crisis of 2015/16, is set to play a role in forging a sustainable future for the industry.

The MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire was Business Minister from 2015 to 2016.

GREENSTEEL Council was set up earlier this year to support the implementation of low carbon solutions to the challenges faced by steel and other metal production in the UK.

Ms Soubry said: “Steel is a foundation industry and is essential for our future as a manufacturing economy. Making this sector competitive and sustainable is one of the most important tasks we face so I am looking forward to being involved in this brave and creative endeavour in pursuit of a low carbon route towards that goal.”

She joins the council chaired by ex-Welsh Government Minister Edwina Hart, Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge, Martin Lawrence, previously Managing Director at EDF Energy and Chris McDonald, CEO of the Materials Processing Institute at Teesside.

The group is sponsored by industrial group Liberty House and sister energy company SIMEC, both part of the global GFG Alliance.