Prosperous Havant discussed at Business Event
Havant Borough Council continues to forge ahead with its Prosperity Havant strategy, having met with the constituency MP, key local developers and businesses at a business breakfast event held at the Public Service Plaza.
The event not only highlighted the many success stories of businesses developing within the borough, but also the significant investment being made into the continued prosperity of the area.
Highlights included a case study from Jonathan Terzza from P&I Generators. Jonathan discussed how their team of 35 employees originated from a home-based venture, and is now looking to employ an additional 12 staff. Additionally the business is looking to relocate to Harts Farm Way, a well-connected industrial area in Havant with convenient transports links. Additionally, Neville Andrew from Hargreaves – an established local developer – spoke about the second phase of development into the Havant Retail Park on Solent Road, highlighting £60M of total investment in commercial and business floor space for the borough.
Alan Mak – Member of Parliament for Havant – provided his full support for the Prosperity Havant strategy, and underlined his commitment to supporting the skills and employability of young people in the borough as well as raising the area’s profile at Westminster.
“The event gave us the opportunity to discuss the many things about the Borough of Havant that makes it an ideal investment opportunity. This includes our strategic location, the lifestyle options available in the area and our support for local businesses.” said Councillor Michael Cheshire MBE, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Lead for Corporate Strategy and Finance Partnerships, “Our Economic Development and Planning Team work closely with developers and businesses to make it straight-forward to invest in Havant. Over the last few years, residents, businesses and developers alike can see on the ground the progress that has been made. We have new hotels, restaurants, employment space and major high street brands that are coming to Havant. This is improving upon the prosperity of Havant to the benefit of its residents.”
For more information on Prosperity Havant, visit the Havant Borough Council website at www.havant.gov.uk .