Boris Johnson mentions Boston firm at Conservative conference

BORIS Johnson has referred to Boston firm Calders and Grandidge in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

The London mayor mentioned the London Road company in passing during a section of his address at the Birmingham event in which he talked about the economy.

He said: “And when we buy new trains we drive jobs in Derby. Conductor rail from Chard. CCTV from Warwick. Railway sleepers from Boston. And if we build that platform for growth – with better education, with safer street, with more housing and better transport infrastructure then the private sector will produce amazing and world-beating results.”

Calders and Grandidge is the firm which creates the sleepers.

Sean McGarry from Calders and Grandidge said: “The mention from Boris in this speech is a complete surprise, but we did receive a Mayor of London award for ethical sourcing two years ago. He has remembered us.”

The award was bestowed on the company for using timber from renewable and well-managed forests.