Boris Johnson mentions Boston firm at Conservative conference

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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.