Nottingham Post: We can all share in Chinook's triumph
May 24rd, 2014
EVERYONE wins with news that technology firm Chinook Sciences has landed a £300m contract to build a waste recycling centre in the United Arab Emirates.
The obvious beneficiary is Chinook, specialists in converting commercial and household waste into green energy.
But it''s good news for Nottingham, too, because the deal is the catalyst that will turn plans for an energy park in Bulwell into reality.
And it''s good news for the East Midlands employment market.
Construction in Bulwell will create work for scores of building workers. Chinook will employ about 100 on the site and generate hundreds more jobs in the supply chain – already AND Automation of Stanton-by-Dale, one of the companies that does business with Chinook, has announced plans to recruit ten extra personnel.
Chinook is a comparatively young business but one that has been granted almost 100 patents and been honoured with the Queen''s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the UK''s highest accolade for business success.
The expectation is that the presence of such a high-achieving organisation will attract other energy-related concerns to Bulwell.
We hope Chinook''s success and the development of the energy park will reinforce Nottingham''s growing reputation as a centre of technical innovation.
We also hope the town of Bulwell gets its share of the action – both in terms of job opportunities and the spending power of incoming employees.