MIGSOLV Hosts Government Minister’s Meeting with Local Businesses
MIGSOLV’s Gatehouse data centre hosted treasury minister, Andrew Jones MP, for a round table discussion with local businesses, delivered by Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.
The minister visited Norfolk on Friday 17th November to hear business’s views ahead of the autumn budget. Topics raised included the impact of business rates, the importance of better broadband, and improving transport infrastructure and skills throughout the region.
As the regions only world-class commercial data centre, MIGSOLV was keen to discuss poor broadband coverage and suggested an accelerated 5G roll-out as a solution. Businesses around the table highlighted poor connectivity as a barrier to growth, especially for businesses wishing to take advantage of new technology developments.
Other areas of discussion included road and rail links, the skills shortage in some sectors and the need to raise Norfolk’s profile to attract talent to the area. The visit included the MP being given a guided tour of MIGSOLV’s world-class data centre.