53North Head office and Data Centre opening day

Friday, 24 September 2021 saw the official opening of 53 North House, attended by Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL.

Although we moved into the building some 22 months ago, the official opening that we had hoped for back in 2020 couldn’t happen because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

To coincide with the opening, we  held an Open Day, bringing all the staff together to help us celebrate this very special occasion.

Presentations were given by the leadership; Tom Clayton (MD) gave an overview of 53 North, it’s history and our strategic plan for the next three years. Simon Palmer and Chris Wragg gave a demonstration on new connected technology including connected lubrication technology, wireless monitoring and XRF mobile laboratory equipment. Keith Smith discussed new software feature in my maintenance planner (MMP) and our training online portal and Deborah Bird announced office plans and ways of working our going forward.

All of this was followed by lunch which we were able to enjoy in the late September sunshine, I think it’s fair to say that a good time was had by all.