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Chatham Historic Dockyard's chief executive Bill Ferris on the future of the attraction

The man responsible for helping to transform Chatham's Historic Dockyard has spoken of its future as he steps down after nearly 20 years in the job.

Chief executive Bill Ferris OBE has played a key role in turning around the fortunes of the top visitor attraction, which in his time has seen visitor numbers double to around 200,000 a year.

KMTV reviews the fortunes of the Historic Dockyard

When he first took up the job, in December 2000, the naval dockyard faced significant financial challenges and its reputation was at an all-time low.

But he helped bring in millions of pounds of funding to help refurbish the venue and also create a state-of-the art exhibition gallery.

Mr Ferris talks to presenter Louisa Britton about his hopes for the future of the dockyard and Medway's UK City of Culture 2025 bid.

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