A Flintshire construction company welcomed a visit from a local MP to demonstrate their work on Britain’s high-speed railway development.

Saltney-based company DataScope Systems were successful in winning contracts working on HS2 after attending events aimed at supporting businesses to win work on the project.

The HS2 project is Britain’s new high-speed rail line being built from London to the North-West, with HS2 trains linking the biggest cities in Scotland with Manchester, Birmingham, and London.

 In total 2,580 companies around the UK have won contracts on HS2 with small to medium enterprises making up 61% of these. 

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At DataScope Systems, a team of six senior developers initially provided bespoke systems for planning vehicle movements for enabling works on a section of the first phase route between Euston station in London and the Colne Valley on the capital’s outskirts.

Since then they have developed the logistics platforms for all of the HS2 joint venture construction partners, and are currently undergoing international expansion. 

On Friday (October 15) Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside, visited the company, which is the leading provider of access management solutions and integrated systems across the UK and Europe.  The firm has more than 15 years’ experience and employs 100 staff.

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“It’s always great to hear a success story like DataScope providing skilled employment to people in Alyn and Deeside,” said Mark Tami.

“As well as being a major part of the HS2 supply chain, DataScope is busy expanding across Europe and further afield. It was wonderful to meet the team and I’m happy to support DataScope in any way I can.”

Companies wishing to join the HS2 supply chain can visit: https://www.hs2.org.uk/supply-chain