Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, attended the launch of the new Beverley Enterprise Centre and cut the ribbon alongside the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Jonathan Owen to declare it open.
Beverley Enterprise Centre is a £4.8 million development project which will offer high quality facilities for 29 businesses, including office space, conference facilities and business support. In addition to the economic benefits it will bring, the project is also environmentally sustainable. It has an array of 200 square metre solar panels, Electric Vehicle chargers and is designed with the intention of keeping the building’s emissions as low as possible.
During his visit Graham strongly welcomed the creation of this new Centre and spoke about both the vital role it will play in attracting new businesses to Beverley and the important support it will give existing businesses to thrive. He also thanked the many stakeholders who worked together across the region to make this project a reality, including Alan Menzies, who is Executive Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration at East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC), Paul Bell, the Head of Economic Development and Communications at ERYC, and James Newman OBE, who is the Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
Following the opening of the Centre Councillor Jane Evison, who is portfolio holder for economic investment, growth and tourism at East Riding Council, said: “We are thrilled with the magnificent Beverley Enterprise Centre, and I am sure it will become a major landmark building both for the businesses and for Beverley as a developing centre for industry.”
After cutting the ribbon to open the Centre, Graham commented: “I was proud to cut the ribbon to officially open the new and exciting Beverley Enterprise Centre. I look forward to seeing the economic benefits it will bring as more businesses locate in our great town, and I am pleased that the design of the building will ensure that this is done in an environmentally sustainable way.”