BAE Systems benefitting from collaboration at the Humber Enterprise Park

By Humber Enterprise Park | Posted: 12 Jul 2017

With a range of businesses working side by side in one place, a collaborative community is fast establishing itself at the Humber Enterprise Park in Brough.

The site’s largest tenant, international defence, aerospace and security solution provider BAE Systems, has been able to streamline its work by sharing a base with its suppliers Cablescan, Rexrob and Supercraft, which in turn is helping these companies to grow and expand. 

Employing approximately 83,100 highly skilled people in over 40 countries, BAE Systems occupies around 40% of the space at the Humber Enterprise Park and is one of the biggest employers in the area. BAE Systems' site at Brough remains home to advanced manufacturing and engineering on its Hawk advanced jet trainer, the 'flying classroom' used by air forces across the globe to prepare pilots for life in a fast jet cockpit, as well as unique testing facilities for combat aircraft including the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Lightning IIDeputy Site Director Chris Hitchcock commented that working on site with BAE Systems’ suppliers “has enabled us to build good relationships and delivered tangible benefits of efficiency.”

Chris celebrated the community spirit at the Humber Enterprise Park. Last year, BAE Systems held a centenary celebration day for its employees, fellow HEP tenants and their families. 5,000 people attended the celebration, and the events raised over £5,000 for the sites partner charities.

James Appleton-Metcalfe, Managing Director of Humber Enterprise Park owner Citivale, commented that “it’s fascinating to me that the most successful offices or industrial parks we own or work on, are the ones where the tenants interact with each other.” 

James explained that his aim upon regenerating the site was to “create a facility that could accommodate entrepreneurial, embryonic and international copropate buinsesses side by side. To create an environment that is not just a place to work, but also a creative environment, an environment where businesses and learn and grow from each other.”

If you’re interested in joining the Humber Enterprise Park’s growing community, view its available office space here or its industrial spaces here.

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