Bowers Group joins Silverstone Technology Cluster
Bowers Group has announced that it has joined the Silverstone Technology Cluster, based at Silverstone Racing Circuit, Northamptonshire. Established to support the growth of the high-tech cluster and attract investment to the region, the Silverstone Technology Cluster is a not-for-profit organisation.
This cluster of high-tech engineering companies, within a one-hour radius of Silverstone, has been backed by the UK Government and highlights a market of untapped potential. Its growth will strengthen the UK’s position as a world-leading knowledge economy.
Silverstone Technology Cluster was launched in December 2016 to actively develop technology and encourage innovation for the future. Part of its agenda is also to attract investment from companies with high growth ambitions into the region.
Silverstone is currently home to around 75 engineering businesses, with around 4,000 precision engineering firms within a one-hour drive of Silverstone Park.
Dave Smith, UK key account manager at Bowers Group, says: “Becoming members of the STC will put Bowers Group in an excellent position. We’ll be well and truly ‘on the map’ amongst the vast range of companies and industries working in the region and will enable us to assist further with varying metrology needs in all areas of industry.
‘’Personally, I am delighted to be accepted as a member of the Silverstone Technology Cluster which supports the high-tech activity within a one-hour radius of Silverstone. I look forward to networking with like-minded high-tech companies and am pleased to be part of the commercial growth the region is experiencing.”
As part of this membership, Bowers Group has also been invited to join the Silverstone Metrology Special Interest Group (SIG). The aim of the group is to help accelerate technological development through metrology, leading to a rise in awareness, collaboration, and the sharing of best practice. Other members of the SIG include Hexagon Metrology, Bentley Cars and Jaguar Land Rover.