A BUSINESSWOMAN has the world at her feet after being instrumental in expanding an Ellesmere Port firm overseas.
Lucy Robertshaw, emerging markets relationship manager for Ellesmere Port technology management specialist Arena Instrumentation, played a key role in the company’s decision to open its first foreign operation in Sweden by the end of the year.
The 27-year-old executive believes the move is the first step in an ongoing expansion programme.
After a three-day fact-finding visit to Scandinavia, she said: “My research has convinced me that there are a number of opportunities for Arena overseas and I have no doubt that we will be looking at other potential bases by the time the new Swedish operation is up and running.
“As Britain’s largest independent calibration and maintenance service provider, Arena can offer a cost-effective service that is attractive to a wide range of client companies in sectors as diverse as pharmaceutical, research and development and healthcare. Now, after in-depth research, we have confirmed that this expertise will also be attractive to potential new clients in Sweden and elsewhere.”
Lucy, who lives in Marton near Congleton, and was joined by Arena managing director David Dawe on her trip to Sweden, added: “This trip has enabled me to start the search for the staff who will run Arena’s first overseas operation.
“Arena’s continued growth in the UK is due to the quality and range of its staff’s engineering and scientific expertise combined with a competitive pricing policy.
“We really need to have an infrastructure in place by December, ideally with four-five technicians on board.”