Building on our heritage:
Defence and Security
Skylon Park will have a strong focus on the Defence and Security sector. This will build on the deep rooted association Hereford has with the UK special forces as the base of the SAS, a globally recognised name from the Defence Sector.
The existence of other key sites, DERA/Qinetiq in Malvern and GCHQ in Cheltenham, demonstrates a local cluster of strategic sites from which Skylon Park can draw. There is an inevitable emergence of businesses in the security sector. Herefordshire is already the location for over 200 companies in the sector, many of which have been set up by ex-military personnel who have engaged in the Special Forces supply chain utilising their specialist skills to maximise business opportunities.