As well as welcoming Rob and his data centre business to the borough and taking a tour of the new facility, they took the opportunity to reinforce the hugely positive steps being taken by the council, working with local businesses of all sizes, to build on Trafford’s reputation as the North West’s economic powerhouse.
Established in London in 2011 and with business going from strength to strength, Rob announced in May 2015 that LDeX had chosen Trafford Park in Manchester as the location for its second data centre, the 10,000ft2 LDeX2. This business expansion brings with it 25 new employment opportunities in a range of roles including technical, marketing and sales.
Cllr Anstee said he was excited about this latest investment in Trafford and also the company’s commitment to work with the council to promote Trafford as a ‘digital hub’.
He commented, ‘Trafford is recognised as having a strong, resilient economy and the continued investment by companies of all sizes in the borough is helping secure Trafford’s economic future. It is great that LDeX is moving into Trafford Park, one of Europe’s largest industrial parks and home to many diverse, thriving companies, including a rapidly growing digital and creative centre. The fact that this expansion plan also brings with it 25 new job opportunities is fantastic news for the area.
‘I am particularly keen to harness the positive enthusiasm, knowledge and experience of companies such as LDeX and other hi-tech, digital based companies to help promote the borough as a thriving “digital hub”. Having LDeX onboard can only help strengthen that work.’
Commenting after the visit, Rob Garbutt said, ‘I am delighted to be bringing my data centre business to Trafford, and I am particularly excited to be part of the ongoing and future development of the Trafford Wharfside area.’