2015 - February 2015

HBC support for HS2 project – 06/02/15


Simon Carr Managing Director of Henry Boot Construction and LEP board member is supporting a new campaign to help South Yorkshire firms take advantage of the business opportunities from the HS2 project.

The Ontrack4hrs2 Campaign was launched at the 2015 Local Enterprise Partnership Business Conference and has a dedicated website that will feature up-to date information on the HS2 progress in the Sheffield City Region, video case studies of ambassadors from local businesses, details of how the business community can show their support and supply chain opportunities.

Construction of HS2 is due to start in 2017 with phase one due for completion by 2026 and phase two to Leeds completed by 2033. The Sheffield City Region will be home to one of only two planned stations in Yorkshire, with the other in Leeds. A government decision on the station location is expected later this year.

“The business community in the Sheffield City Region and all our local authorities are united in support of HS2 Phase 2. Over the next few years as the plans are developed we will be working hard to ensure they reflect the needs and aspirations of the City Region. Our focus will be on obtaining the maximum economic and business benefits from this major infrastructure project.

Making sure the Sheffield City Region is better connected to London and other cities, such as Birmingham and Leeds, HS2 has the potential to transform the local economy and help narrow the gap between the north and south.”

Simon Carr, Managing Director, Henry Boot Construction Limited

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager