Government praise for STC’s “excellent tech & start-up companies”

Silverstone Technology Cluster

14th March 2020

Silverstone Technology Cluster members were name-checked by Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands in reply to new Buckingham MP Greg Smith in the House of Commons.

Greg Smith called on the government to promote high tech firms from his constituency in forthcoming trade negotiations with the USA.

He said: “The Thames Valley is home to many high tech businesses, not least in the north of my constituency of Buckinghamshire crossing into Northamptonshire at Silverstone Park.

“Can my Rt Hon friend outline the steps he is taking to ensure we are supporting those businesses such as those at Silverstone Park to grow, to prosper and to bring global solutions in areas such as low carbon transport to ensure that they are at the forefront of our negotiations for a free trade deal with the USA?”

In response, Greg Hands answered: “The Silverstone Technology Cluster has excellent tech and start-up companies such as Advanced Automotive Technologies, Altair Engineering, Room 44 (e-bikes) and much more.

“And these are exactly the kind of companies we want to see exporting more to the USA and to be benefiting from fewer hurdles to trade.

“That is why both sides want an SME chapter in the trade deal.”

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