On Friday 14 December, Brandon Lewis, the MP for Great Yarmouth and DCLG minister, officially opened Nexus’ new engineering training centre at the Beacon Park Enterprise Zone in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth.
Nexus is a company which provides training and resources to develop the engineering skills that businesses need. Visitors at the opening were able to see the new facilities including an energy/renewables laboratory, an advanced manufacturing workshop, and an IT suite.
Brandon Lewis unveiled a plaque to officially open the premises and spoke about the fantastic opportunities available to the students of Great Yarmouth to learn and develop new skills. He then toured the new facilities, including the IT suite and met pupils from Caister High Schoolusing some of the new equipment.
Representatives from Norfolk County Council were on hand during the day, as well as Keith Loveys, Nexus’ Centre Manager. Mr Loveys said:
“Moving to the new building will create wide-ranging opportunities for us. We are surrounded by engineering and energy sector businesses, schools and colleges, which can benefit from what we have to offer. The launch is a great opportunity to showcase to the local community our facilities and skills.
“Being based in the Enterprise Zone enables us to have business rates relief. We will make significant cost savings which we can plough back into Nexus year after year. Also, our premises are easily accessible by car or local transport from both Suffolk and Norfolk, which is useful for trainees and staff.”
For more information on Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone visit: http://www.newanglia.co.uk/Page.aspx?ID=158.