En­gi­neer­ing firm gears up for growth after mov­ing to the heart of Don­caster

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / FOCUS ON SMES - Greg Wright DEPUTY BUSI­NESS ED­I­TOR @greg­wrightyp

THE rail en­gi­neer­ing firm, Spe­cial­ist En­gi­neer­ing Ser­vices Ltd (SES), has moved its head­quar­ters to Don­caster, to cen­tralise the com­mer­cial and op­er­a­tional arms of its busi­ness.

SES, which em­ploys more than 200 peo­ple and has a turnover of £9m, also has sites in Lon­don and Scot­land.

The de­ci­sion to move the head­quar­ters from Har­worth in Not­ting­hamshire was sup­ported by Busi­ness Don­caster, which is a part­ner of the Sh­effield City Re­gion Growth Hub En­hance­ment Project, which is fi­nanced by the Eng­land Euro­pean Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Fund.

A spokesman said: “With the help of Busi­ness Don­caster, SES man­aged to se­cure fund­ing that con­trib­uted to the firm’s re­lo­ca­tion as well as mod­i­fy­ing the ac­cess point to its rail oper­at­ing cen­tre to al­low for heavy plant ac­cess.”

SES is rolling out an ap­pren­tice­ship scheme with the help of the North­ern Rail Al­liance and the Na­tional Col­lege for High Speed Rail to al­low stu­dents to ben­e­fit from its train­ing pro­gramme.

Emma Shrimp­ton, busi­ness ser­vices man­ager at SES, com­mented: “We were amazed by the sup­port Busi­ness Don­caster could of­fer us.

“Our move to the area con­trib­uted to boost­ing the lo­cal econ­omy and cre­at­ing jobs and so, as a re­sult, we were able to ben­e­fit from fund­ing which really helped us to tran­si­tion be­tween sites and im­prove the ac­ces­si­bil­ity of our nearby oper­at­ing cen­tre.”

Michael Stan­ley, of Busi­ness Don­caster, added yes­ter­day: “It’s great to see SES choos­ing Don­caster as the lo­ca­tion of its head­quar­ters and we are thrilled to have been able to sup­port the team through­out this tran­si­tion.”

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