A LEADING Huddersfield-based business has called for “sensible” Government spending to help lift Britain out of recession.
Sanderson Associates, one of the UK’s top consulting engineers, said public spending on “much-needed infrastructure schemes” and on schools, councils and the NHS would create jobs and improve efficiency.
Alison France, managing director of the Grange Moor-based company, said: “There has been a good deal of criticism of Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s decision to spend his way out of the recession and there is clearly a danger in Britain getting deeper into debt.
“But if the money is spent wisely on improving this country’s road network and infrastructure, for example, then that would have enormous benefits.”
Sanderson Associates is recruiting 11 extra staff to add to its 46-strong workforce in response to increased demand for its expertise in highways, traffic, transportation and water matters.
Said Alison: “It has been a bit quieter recently, but we are beginning to see plans coming through from some major construction companies. The signs are that it is starting to move again, which is very positive.”
She said: “We have very recently been instructed on completely new possible housing sites – so that area does seem to be on a recovery.’’