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Enterprise Zone brings investment and jobs to Hereford Since the first investors began construction on the Hereford Enterprise Zone in 2013, Skylon Park has become a catalyst for growth across the county. More than 275,000 sq ft of new development has been built or is under construction in Rotherwas through 12 separate projects, with a construction investment of around £13 million. Since the first development was completed in April 2014 by Beck UK, more than ten new investors have arrived on site, creating their own purpose built premises. The move to the Zone by Western Power Distribution created 42 new jobs. The firm, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fluid handling systems, for the Defence Sector global oil and gas industry, has Next on site was security and defence existing premises nearby. sector company HR Smith, Pearson Precision Great News Toolmakers, manufacturer Chairman of the Enterprise Woodstock Trading Zone Board, Bill Jackson, said: Company and Quickskip “The investments in the last 12 Hereford. The Zone is to 18 months are great news for now also home to security Skylon Park and illustrate the sector firm Erebus UK flexibility we have to provide a and homegrown success home to businesses of all shapes and sizes. “It is bringing story GB Electrical. Another Hereford high quality jobs to the a