Ready for take off at Doncaster airport’s enterprise zone

Steve Gill.
Steve Gill.

Engineering and aerospace companies are top of the list for relocation to Doncaster’s designated Enterprise Zone.

The ten hectare site, based at Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, will help attract new business and inward investment into the town, offering further incentives for investors and companies to choose the town as a business destination.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “We are working closely with Doncaster Council’s inward investment team and the Sheffield City Region investment team to promote the town and the Enterprise Zone as a place to do business.

“The teams are working with engineering and aerospace companies to showcase the benefits of relocation to Doncaster.

“Along with major infrastructure projects like the transformational FARRRS motorway link road, the Enterprise Zone will help the airport to grow and entice new industry and jobs to the area.

“Working closely with the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership we aim to exploit all opportunities to develop the Enterprise Zone to build a strong and diverse local and regional economy.

“The airport is a magnet for inward investment; and FARRRS together with the new Enterprise Zone will enhance Doncaster’s logistics capacity and expertise and help the local economy to flourish,” added Steve.

The Enterprise Zone status means that businesses and investors can access significant Government tax incentives by locating in the designated area at the airport.

This will be particularly useful for businesses in the manufacturing and engineering sectors which are being proactively encouraged into the region.

Mr Gill added: “It will also act as a catalyst for further investment in the site and be complementary to the new infrastructure investment that is already going into the area.