It was announced today by Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, that 7 local authorities that applied for a share of £22.9m to fund Live Labs for Smart Places and /or Smart Roads, have been successful. Two of those are county councils that we have been working closely with for a while now and enLight has been officially named as a partner to 2 of the winning proposals.
As we head towards our first Norfolk Day in July, we celebrate some amazing businesses in this region. The people who run these companies are proud of what they aspire to and have total dedication to achieving their dreams and goals. It's no different for us here at enLight®. We Design, Manufacture and build all of our products in Loddon.
So it’s clear people have different views, this is what keeps ideas fresh, with a different angle on things solutions to problems can always be found?! This certainly came to light as we are nearing the end of the alteration works here at our office in Norfolk. The floor is in, the ceilings are up and the updated production machines have been ordered following the plan set in place a few months ago.
Budgets within the public sector are a continuing challenge, there is no sign that changes to funding are going to improve within the foreseeable future, if anything further ‘efficiencies’ will continue to be sought. We all understand that the overall size of the cake has reduced, but what makes investment for the long term even harder is the way budgets are allocated and accounted for. This can drive unintended consequences and have the perverse outcome of creating inefficiencies.