Cluster has “scope for great economic growth” says MP

Silverstone Technology Cluster

20th April 2018

Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart has added to Parliament’s support for the Silverstone Technology Cluster.

Iain was a recent visitor to Silverstone Park where he met its Commercial Director Roz Bird – also an STC Board Director who briefed him on the Cluster’s purpose and success in promoting the region as a ‘mecca’ for high-tech business and manufacturing which can benefit UK plc. They were joined by Stuart Pringle, Chairman of the British Racing Drivers Club which owns the neighbouring Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Notably Iain also sits on the House of Commons’ Transport Committee and currently the STC – because of its tech capabilities – is being viewed as an important player in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford growth corridor which has been earmarked as a test bed for the development of autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles…

“I was impressed with the breadth of businesses operating in the Silverstone Technology Cluster,” commented Iain.

“There is scope for great economic growth along this part of the Corridor.

“The Cluster also shows the potential for companies working in different sectors to co-locate and innovate jointly.”

Iain is the latest MP to visit Silverstone Park and hear about development of the estate and the Cluster – others have included Penny Mordaunt (Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women & Equalities), Andrea Leadsom (South Northants MP & Leader of the House), Andrew Lewer (Northampton South) and Chris Heaton-Harris (Daventry).

Furthermore his comments follow those of government at the Cluster’s launch in London in June 2016. Then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid said:  “The Silverstone Technology Cluster is at the forefront of global technological innovation, skilled at solving engineering problems and delivering solutions. It is an exemplary haven and one where young engineers can get the training they need to become the best in the world.”

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