MAY 00] MARCONI NEWS
Marconi Move Will Attract Top Staff
BY ANTONY HOPKER
new development in Ansty will be a state-of-the-art building to
attract the best graduates in the country to the firm, according to
its chief executive officer.
and retention of the best minds in computing and engineering is the
biggest challenge facing the firm, said Mike Parton.
said plans for the worldwide growth of Marconi were well underway and
it was decided that the company had to move from its home in New
been here for over 100 years and although we’ve added bits and
refurbished, it’s not the image of a new internet company that we
want to portray.”
work will start in the autumn and will be finished in 2003.
project, one of the largest in the UK, will eventually accommodate
4,950 staff, and will take 1.1 million square feet.
from the existing building will be moved over in phases and the land
will then be used for development.
is hoped that another 2,000 jobs can be created on the current site.
Smith, cabinet member for the Environment at Warwickshire County
Council, said the strategic work to keep the Ansty site together had
said many developers and companies had called for the 100 acre site to
be split up and parcelled into smaller units.
absolutely brilliant for the county and the region as a whole,
especially when you look at what’s happened to Rover in the last
couple of weeks.
Gaydon will keep its best staff and together with Marconi will attract
more companies here.”
Pearson of Coventry Centre For Investment said the experience of other
cities with high-tech industry was that it attracted similar companies
and led to a boom.
don’t get the supply chain building up as you would in something
like the automotive industry, but other firms come to the area to
try and pick up top-quality staff.”
[15 MAY 00] NEW COVENTRY MARCONI