LONDON Electronics Yorkshire, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, is being set up to support and promote growth of the electronics industry across Yorkshire and the Humber. The organisation is funded by Yorkshire Forward and the Learning and Skills Council.
It already has the support of some of the leading electronics companies in the area and will be officially launched on August 24 by Richard Whiteley from Channel 4’s Countdown.
Electronics Yorkshire will create a network driven by industry-wide members, which will provide a source of information and support for those involved in the electronics industry. Activities are designed to enable business expansion, encourage collaboration, bring more business to the region and create more jobs.
Development also involves the relocation of the electronics Training and Technology Centre from its current home in Bradford, to Electronics Yorkshire’s new headquarters in West Park, Leeds.
The Centre is to provide the region’s electronics companies with training courses and technological support and is equipped with the advanced equipment for testing and training.
Electronics companies in the region wishing to join the new network can do so free of charge for the first year and benefit from this support. Membership will give access to training, expert advice on funding, contract issues, and help with recruitment.
Arthur Gillatt, chief executive of Electronics Yorkshire said, “This is a serious opportunity to bring real and tangible benefits to the electronics industry in our region. The Network and the new Technology and Training Centre are the first steps in ensuring Yorkshire and the Humber’s electronics companies have a brighter future.”