Thursday the 22nd of August 2019 saw Member of Parliament, Norman Lamb, visit Scottow Enterprise Park (SEP). Norman Lamb is the MP for North Norfolk, the constituency in which SEP is based. A visitor to the site in the past, Norman has witnessed SEP transform from the former airbase, RAF Coltishall, into a thriving business park.

During his visit, Norman met with SEP Site Manager, Elliot Dransfield, Hethel Innovation Executive Chairman, David Taitt and Head of Innovation, Alice Reeve. Hethel Innovation is the managing company of SEP and specialises in providing business support. Development plans were discussed at the meeting, with details of exciting new projects shared with the MP.

No visit to SEP was complete without a tour of the beautiful historic grounds. Norman was invited to view SEP’s renovation of the site’s former Station HQ. He particularly admired the building’s carefully restored parquet floor and the 1940s, art deco staircase. 

A drive past park tenants Anglia DNA also drew interest from Norman. Anglia DNA operates an independent UK laboratory which specialises in DNA, Drug & Alcohol Testing for both court-directed and private purposes. 

Elliot Dransfield, Norman Lamb and Alice Reeve talk to Jenny Drew from Swift Aircraft in Hangar Two

Finally, Norman was invited for a tour of Hangar Two, home to Swift Aircraft. The company is working on engineering projects, including the development of ‘The Swift’, an aerobatic trainer plane that will be built entirely in the UK. Hangar Two is the perfect base for Swift Aircraft, with offices and meeting rooms used by staff and the cavernous hangar itself large enough to construct aircraft.

Commenting on Norman’s visit of SEP, Site Manager, Elliot, commented ‘Norman Lamb has long been a supporter of Scottow Enterprise Park. We are grateful he recognises the important role Scottow plays in the local economy and the protection of RAF Coltishall’s heritage. We currently have over 500 individuals employed on the site, many of which are constituents of North Norfolk, and we expect this number to continue to grow in the coming years’. 

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