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East Midlands

HS2 is already providing huge opportunities for people and businesses across the East Midlands.

Case Studies

East Midlands

We’ve engaged with 426 businesses of which 126 have delivered work on HS2.

Involving businesses of all sizes *

  • 103 Micro sized businesses, employing
    1-10 employees
  • 93 Small sized businesses, employing
    11-49 employees
  • 96 Medium sized businesses, employing
    51-249 employees
  • 100 Large sized businesses, employing
    250+ employees

* Excludes businesses who have not supplied company size data

Explore Manufacturing in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, wins contract to supply major bridges

The company recruits a minimum of 4 apprentices each year and when the HS2 related work commences in the factory it will create 35 new jobs.

Alan Clucas, Director of Explore Manufacturing said:

We are proud to be working on the biggest rail infrastructure programmes in the country. For Explore Manufacturing it means a significant contribution in digital design and high quality off site manufacturing, which shortens time needed on site, and has big benefits in safety, efficiency and programme costs.

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Alan Clucas, Director of Explore Manufacturing

Bridgeway Consulting, based in Nottingham, upskills over 60 employees and creates new training opportunities

The company is working on enabling works on the Phase One section of the new high speed railway between London and Birmingham, providing ground investigations and engineering surveys to prepare for the new railway.

Employing 600 people, the HS2 contract has enabled the company to create training opportunities in a range of disciplines for over 60 employees, including 14 site access controllers and six people in attendance noise and vibration monitoring working on the Euston Enabling Works. Five new trainee operatives have been registered for their NVQ L2 in Land Drilling, and a further 17 staff have been supported through their Construction Skills Certification Scheme qualification.

Pino De Rosa, Managing Director of Bridgeway Consulting, said:

We’re delighted to be working on HS2 and to play a part in delivering such a nationally important infrastructure project. The contract with HS2 has enabled us to create jobs for local people in the Nottingham area, as well as provide opportunities for training through apprenticeships. This also means that we can continue to contribute to stimulating the local as well as UK economy, and create not just jobs but careers for our people.