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