Words of Support 2018-01-13T14:09:46+00:00

Words of Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has support from the local communities, organisations and businesses.

Find below a selection of quotes from our supporters, who briefly discuss the benefits of a restored canal through Derby.

“Derby has played an important part in the history of Rolls-Royce and plays a vital role in our future.  We are continually investing in the city and surrounding area and this is why I am excited by Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plan to create a boat lift on Pride Park. I believe this will further enhance the attractiveness of both Pride Park and Derby as a great place to work.”

Ian Campbell, Group Property Director, Rolls-Royce Plc

“The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s Vision for the Derby Arm Boat Lift and riverside regeneration will enliven the city centre by reconnecting it with its river and make it a much more attractive location for our current and future employees.”

Marios Christodoulou , CEO SCITEK Ltd, Derby

“Canals create local community focal points, promote public health and provide habitats for a diverse range of wildlife. The restored Derby Canal will benefit many areas of Derby and Derbyshire simultaneously”

Professor Richard Hall, University of Derby

“The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s plans to begin a boat service on the River Derwent will help to reconnect our home city of Derby to its river. We wish the project every success, and look forward to the development of its longer-term plans for canal restoration”

Richard Hunter, UK Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation