Firms promise ‘best in Britain’ broadband for Europarc

Dominic Gibbons, left, of Wykeland, and Gary Young of KCOM

KCOM and the Wykeland Group have teamed up to bring best-in-Britain fibre broadband to Grimsby’s Europarc, one of the Humber region’s leading business locations.

It’s the first time the full fibre Lightstream network has been extended beyond KCOM’s heartland in Hull and East Yorkshire, and reflects the partners’ desire to deliver game-changing connectivity to the wide range of leading businesses based at Europarc.

KCOM Executive Vice President Gary Young said: “KCOM and Wykeland Group have a shared commitment to investing in the Humber region to stimulate business growth, innovation and employment. We both recognise that connectivity is a critical factor in enabling businesses to succeed in today’s ever more competitive commercial environment.

“Europarc has some of the region’s leading brands and we felt it was important that they had access to the very best network available.With fibre already in the ground around Europarc we have been able to deliver our industry-leading full fibre broadband quickly and with minimal disruption to the business park and its occupiers.”

Wykeland MD Dominic Gibbons said: “Europarc is firmly established as the business location of choice on the south bank of the Humber, as shown by the blue-chip brands that have made it their home.

“Europarc offers a host of advantages, including the quality of accommodation and facilities on site in a great location to reach markets across the UK and abroad via the Humber ports.

“Now we’ve invested, with KCOM, to ensure the digital connectivity on the site is also unrivalled. This investment will enable occupiers to capitalise on the many opportunities and competitive advantages presented by ultrafast broadband.”

Europarc has more than 750,000 sq ft of business space and is home to some of the region’s leading companies, especially in the food sector. Nearly 2,500 people are employed at the business park, with major companies based there including supermarket giant Morrisons; 2 Sisters Food Group; energy and services group ENGIE; and fertilisers and industrial products company Yara UK.