Last week, NanoSUN were delighted to host its local MP, along with city and county councillors, as it celebrated the opening of its new office headquarters in Lancaster.
Following continued growth, NanoSUN were pleased to move into a larger premises this month, with its new HQ able to house over 200 employees. To celebrate the move, NanoSUN took the opportunity to invite local MP, Cat Smith, to meet the growing team, highlight the company’s past achievements and learn about significant plans moving forward.
During the visit NanoSUN’s CEO, Dean O’Connor, spoke about the company’s commitment to local job creation, employee development and its dedication to reducing the impact of harmful CO2 emissions through the launch of its Pioneer Mobile Hydrogen Refuelling Station.
Having initially met NanoSUN back in 2019, Cat commented: “It’s been really inspirational watching the development of NanoSUN from its early beginnings just a few years ago to its emergence as an industry leader today. I’m delighted the company continues to grow and thrive here in Lancaster, bringing innovative engineering and some of the cleverest people in the country to our city.
NanoSUN is at the forefront of enabling us to transition to hydrogen vehicles. The company is also an example of why we need to attract and retain more of these new, green and forward-thinking businesses, to ensure we adapt and prepare to become a city of the future whilst still proudly celebrating our past. Congratulations to the rapidly growing team and I hope you’ll all be very happy in your new offices!”
The team also welcomed various councillors, including Phil Durnell – Director of Highways & Transport and his team of Fleet Managers and Highways Managers.
Following the visit, Phil Durnell said: “Myself and other representatives of Lancashire County Council visited the NanoSUN offices on Friday 1 April 2022 to discuss Hydrogen fuel storage and development. We found the visit very interesting, and we feel the NanoSUN product offers a realistic option for delivery of Hydrogen to our sites for heavy transport and construction plant in the future.
It was good to see a British company leading the way across the world in the transportation and storage of Hydrogen. The meeting gave the authority confidence that a realistic option to pure Electric Vehicles is possible. Particularly where hydrogen propulsion may prove more suitable operationally.”
Councillors were keen to discuss hydrogen and learn of the Pioneer’s ability to facilitate the adoption of hydrogen powered vehicles in the aim to move away from petrol and diesel vehicles across Lancashire and beyond. The group were introduced to various departments within the team, including the Mechanical Design Engineering and EIC Engineering teams who were happy to answer their insightful questions on the Pioneer.
Dean O’Connor, NanoSUN CEO, added: “It was great to receive such a positive interest in NanoSUN and our Pioneer solution from those who can truly support us in influencing real change; both as a developing company and as a means to encouraging green alternatives within Lancaster and the UK.”
Find out more about NanoSUN's mission to accelerate the use of hydrogen vehicles with fast, mobile hydrogen refuelling.