Lord Jones opens new Olympus Engineering headquarters

Lord Jones of Birmingham has officially opened a new multi-million-pound headquarters for Olympus Engineering, a North Staffordshire engineering firm that supplies some of the country’s blue-chip companies.

The company has relocated to a site next to the A500 D-Road in Stoke-on-Trent that serves as a showcase for manufacturing in the city and has helped regenerate part of an area that had lain derelict for years.

Lord Jones, who served as Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry for more than six years, unveiled a plaque to mark the company’s £8m relocation from College Road, Hanley to Garner Street, Etruria, which was secured with the help of funding from regional development agency Advantage West Midlands.