Moorfield Nanotechnology MD Jon Whitehead
Richard Bell

Moorfield Nanotechnology establishes Knutsford base with £50k funding

A tech firm that creates equipment used in graphene research has moved to new base in the North West, using a five-figure boost from the Regional Growth Fund to transform the manufacturing and design facility.

With the help of Cheshire East Council’s inward investment and business engagement team, Moorfield Nanotechnology relocated from its home in Plumley to Knutsford’s Parkgate Industrial Estate, where it used £50k in funding to redevelop its new 5,000 sq ft premises.

The firm’s managing director, Jon Whitehead, said: “The support and funding we have received via Cheshire East Council has been invaluable in helping us move to Knutsford, to secure our future growth and help us to create three new jobs in the very near future.”

Moorfield provided equipment for the University of Manchester team that won the Nobel Prize in Physics after discovering graphene in 2004.

Cheshire East’s portfolio holder for regeneration, Cllr Don Stockton, commented: “We are committed to supporting businesses grow across the borough.

“Moorfield Nanotechnology is a perfect example of the type of high-growth, high-tech business that we are delighted to have in Cheshire East and we will do all we can to support their continued success.”

He added: “This shows that Cheshire East is a great place to do business and that this is an outstanding location to be based.”

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