Brough aerospace firm unveils major expansion

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 2 Jul 2018

AN aerospace and defence company, which was one of the first tenants at Brough’s Humber Enterprise Park, has unveiled a major expansion.

Cablescan, which manufactures wiring and cables for the industry, moved onto the East Yorkshire site in 2012, when the company had less than 50 employees. 

Today, the business employs 115 people, and has recently completed its second expansion in Brough.

Richard Willis, managing director of Cablescan, said: “We moved on to the site in 2012 and we had 40 to 50 employees then.

“Today we have about 115 and, as a result of winning new business, we have expanded into two other leases, which means we have three leases running in parallel now.

“Our clients like the site, when they come here, as it is secure and it’s a nice place to be. It puts our customers at ease.

“It also has very good facilities and where we are located makes it easy for us to recruit.”

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The expansion is the second of its kind at the site for the business, taking its total footprint to 33,000sq ft.

Cablescan also has a site in Holland, which employs 12 people, and is operated from the UK.

The 79-acre business park is a fitting setting for the success of Cablescan, thanks to its rich aerospace heritage. It was once home to aviation pioneer Robert Blackburn, who chose the location for its proximity to the River Hull where he could test his seaplanes.

Cablescan manufactures and develops high- performance cables and control panels for the aerospace, space and defence industries.

Humber Enterprise Park is close to the M62 and a two-minute walk from Brough railway station.

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