Plans for Yorkshire to become the manufacturing ‘hot bed’ for the aerospace industry

Plans for Yorkshire to become the manufacturing ‘hot bed’ for the aerospace industry

DONCASTER’S Enterprise Zone is being showcased as a top spot for engineering and aerospace companies to move to.

The 1.07 million sq ft Enterprise Zone, based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, is set to attract business and inward investment into Doncaster, offering further incentives for investors and companies to choose the town as a business destination.

The Enterprise Zone status means that businesses and investors can access significant Government tax incentives by locating in the designated area at the airport.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are working closely with Doncaster Council’s inward investment team and the Sheffield City Region investment team to promote the town and the Enterprise Zone as a place to do business.

“The teams are working with engineering and aerospace companies to showcase the benefits of relocation to Doncaster.”

The Enterprise Zone, based at the airport provides a great opportunity to deliver new jobs and economic growth in Doncaster.

Mr Gill said: “Along with major infrastructure projects like the transformational FARRRS motorway link road, the Enterprise Zone will help the airport to grow and entice new industry and jobs to the area.

“Working closely with the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership we aim to exploit all opportunities to develop the Enterprise Zone to build a strong and diverse local and regional economy.

“The airport is a magnet for inward investment; and FARRRS together with the new Enterprise Zone will enhance Doncaster’s logistics capacity and expertise and help the local economy to flourish.”

Chris Dungworth, investment manager for Business Doncaster, said: “We are currently seeing a lot of interest in Doncaster as an investment location.

“Projects such as the CREATE HS2 rail college and the iPort at Rossington have significantly raised our national profile.

“Having an enterprise zone at the Airport really enhances our offer to investors looking for new sites and premises.

“It provides an incentive to businesses to locate on one of the city regions most prestigious business parks and helps up compete with larger cities for new investment and jobs.”

21st May 2015

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