Case Study 2: Nexus
Nexus: developing skills for business
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A company created to provide engineering training for employees and school and college students, is the most recent organisation to move into the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone.
Based in brand new premises on Beacon Park, Nexus provides high quality, professional training and resources to develop the skills that business need.
This includes 3D CAD facilities, an energy/renewables laboratory, an advanced manufacturing workshop and training areas for electronic instrumentation, mechanical and electrical engineering, an ICT suite and classrooms.
Nexus Centre Manager, Keith Loveys said,
“Moving to the Enterprise Zone is really exciting, creating wide-ranging opportunities for us. We are surrounded by engineering and energy sector businesses in the East of England Energy Zone, which can benefit from what we have to offer.
“With the Enterprise Zone’s business rates relief we can make significant cost savings to plough back into Nexus year after year. Also, our premises are easilyaccessible by car or local transport from both Suffolk and Norfolk, which is useful for trainees and staff.”
With £50 billion planned investment in the energy sector in the region, Nexus has a pivotal role for industry. It is here to understand what business needs are; and deliver for them, developing the skills needed now, and in the future.
Start-up funding for Nexus has been provided by Norfolk County Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council.
The Enterprise Zone, developed by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, covers six sites in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft including Beacon Park, where Nexus will be based. The benefits to businesses in the Enterprise Zone include:
- a discount on business rates
- simplified planning
- superfast broadband
The Enterprise Zone is based within the East of England Energy Zone. There will be over £50 billion capital expenditure invested in the East of England Energy Zone over the next 20 years in:
- offshore wind farms including the massive East Anglia Array
- oil and gas exploration and extraction
- nuclear – new build and decommissioning
- gas storage and platform decommissioning
For further information contact:
Eunice Edwards, Enterprise Zone Coordinator