The Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone was the focus of a high profile event in the House of Lords this week as Cheshire Business Leaders, Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and EZ partners joined together with government officials and MPs to promote the strengths of Cheshire’s science sector.
The annual event, hosted every year by Cheshire Business Leaders to showcase the best of Cheshire business, welcomed George Osborne MP as guest speaker and was attended by government representatives, and business leaders in Cheshire. Other organisations represented included the Australian High Commission and Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
Robert Mee, Chair of the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone, gave an overview of the Science Corridor, home to the most significant science based assets in the North of England, and the success of the EZ six months into its operation, which has seen new tenants move into all of the major EZ sites, as well as speculative development begin in Ellesmere Port for the first time in years, as a direct result of EZ status.
Longer term, the EZ is expected to attract around 500 new businesses and 20,000 new jobs to Cheshire and Warrington.