32 MEMBER NEWS well connected Domino to Expand in the Liverpool City Region Ground-Breaking Ceremony at New Lord O’Neill to Return for UK Northern Powerhouse Conference Lord O’Neill to Return as Key Note Speaker for UK Northern Powerhouse Conference Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord Jim O’Neill has confirmed he will be returning as a key note speaker at next year’s UK Northern Powerhouse Conference and Exhibition. Lord O’Neill of Gatley worked closely with the former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to drive forward the Northern Powerhouse project, city devolution and infrastructure strategy. He plans to continue to actively support Osborne’s vision to deliver growth beyond the South East through the Northern Powerhouse. Lord O’Neill believes businesses are crucial to driving forward this success. He said: “Building a Northern Powerhouse to help rebalance the British economy, create jobs and unleash economic growth in the North of England needs to remain a key priority for the new Government. But the key to achieving this lies not just in the Government’s support, but also the backing of businesses across the region. “The UK Northern Powerhouse Conference is a great opportunity for businesses to hear first-hand how they can play their part in shaping the Northern Powerhouse and ensuring the region’s future economic success.” The 2017 UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition is supported by Chief Executives from across the major cities of the North from Liverpool to Newcastle. It will feature sessions with the CEOs of major national businesses such as Nissan, Cisco and Stobart Group, as well as playing host to a number of international trade delegations including teams from Canada and Belgium. The conference will be held in Manchester Central on 21 and 22 February and is expected to attract some 3,000 delegates over two days. Keith Griffiths, Managing Director of UK Northern Powerhouse Conference, said: “Lord O’Neill has been a key figure in the Northern Powerhouse concept since its inception, playing a central role in pushing the agenda forward. “It is an honour he is able to join us again at next year’s conference. His insight at the 2016 conference was invaluable and we had extremely positive reviews from businesses following his appearance. We look forward to hearing from him again to explore how he will be continuing to support the project and consider what businesses across the region can do to help ensure the north achieves its full economic potential.” The conference is one of the few events to attract delegates from across the entire range of sectors, with leading political, academic and business figures from across the North of England present. Topics being addressed during the conference include productivity, manufacturing, transport and infrastructure, housing, devolution competitiveness, productivity and the North as an international powerhouse. For further information or to book tickets to the UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition please visit www.uk-northernpowerhouse. com. State-of-the-Art Factory A global developer and manufacturer of coding and marking technologies is celebrating the expansion of its fluids operation in Sefton with a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of its new state-of-the-art factory on the Senate Business Park in Bootle (today Friday 4th November 2016). Domino UK Limited manufactures fluids products at its current facility in Sefton, which are shipped directly to major customers, sales channels and over 200 distributors worldwide. Representatives from Domino, Sefton Council and InvestSefton were joined by Peter Dowd, MP for Bootle at the groundbreaking ceremony. The company is expanding its fluids manufacturing capability in line with strong business demand for wider ranges of fluids, at greater volumes, with new technologies. This development continues the success of Domino’s Bootle site which has enjoyed steady growth throughout its 35-year history. The site will allow for expansion of its current production lines as well as investment in state-of-the-art equipment. The new factory, which will be located in the vicinity of the current facility, will be approximately 170,000ft, between two and three times the size of the existing building. High quality, care for the environment, wellbeing and safety are all synonymous with Domino Printing’s brand and these will be enhanced as part of the investment. Domino currently employs 75 staff in Bootle. The new project will not only safeguard the current workforce but is anticipated to create new jobs when fully operational. The company has been working with local developers to secure and purchase a suitable site in conjunction with Sefton Council. The building work is now underway, with completion scheduled for mid 2017. Greg Summers, Domino’s Fluids Group Operations Director, based in Bootle said: “This is very good news for our Sefton site and for our workforce. We have both a committed and motivated workforce and local suppliers, so remaining within the vicinity is an important factor in our decision-making process for this project. “We are particularly pleased with the sanction and approval for the development of a new manufacturing site to meet our growing demands here in the Liverpool City Region.” Cllr Ian Maher, Labour Leader for Sefton Council, said: “I am delighted that Domino has decided to expand its operation within Sefton, investing in the borough’s economy and creating new job opportunities. “As a Council we have worked very closely and positively with Domino to help them secure a suitable site to continue their long-standing association with the borough. “Part of our ambitious economic and regeneration plan is working closely with the development and business industry to provide quality business space, and I believe this deal demonstrates our commitment to making this a reality. “This groundbreaking ceremony is a very important milestone on the journey of Sefton Council’s Vision for 2030 and demonstrates that the borough is open for business. I look forward to returning to the site when it is fully operational.” On 11th June 2015, the Domino Group became an autonomous division of Brother Industries Limited. This was marked by approval of the investment by Brother Industries, showing a strong commitment to the future of the business and the location. Domino was founded in 1978 with headquarters in Cambridgeshire and manufacturing operations in UK, USA, Germany, Sweden, China and India. It has sales channels in over 120 countries through a network of 25 international subsidiary offices, over 200 distributors and employs 2,700 people. Domino’s technology portfolio includes continuous inkjet printing, drop-on-demand inkjet printing, including piezo valvejet and thermal print and apply labelling, as well as seven-colour digital label press. Brother Industries Limited is a public company based in Nagoya, Japan and is listed on the Japanese Stock Exchange (6448:Tokyo).
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