MP promotes ‘Made in Milton Keynes’

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A CITY MP has been promoting ‘Made in Milton Keynes’ by visiting businesses in his constituency.

Member for Milton Keyns South Iain Stewart visited Two Trees Photonics, a technology start up company based in Knowlhill. Established in January 2010, the company is a research and development company promoting the development of a ‘Phase only hologram’ technology.

Milton Keynes is one of two locations in the world where this technology is being developed.

The phase only hologram technology creates images by controlling the speed of light and is already receiving interest from leading companies in Japan and America. The hologram technology could be used in a wide range of applications, but is initially being developed for automotive and aerospace head up displays applications.

Kiln Farm-based Mechline Developments Ltd also received a visit from the MP.

The company is already an award recipient for its product Waste2-O, an environmentally friendly alternative method for treating food waste.

Waste 2-0 is a food waste solution that uses natural microorganisms to digest up to 180kgs of food waste in a 24-hour period leaving nothing but grey water that can be drained via the local drain system.

Mr Stewart was delighted to learn that the Mechline Developments manufactures this product in the city, boosting our local economy. The MP, ever happy to fly the flag for Milton Keynes, was also pleased that the city is gaining recognition in France and the Middle East where the product has been exported to.

He said: “I make it a duty to visit as many businesses in my constituency so that I can better understand what works and what doesn’t. This helps me inform relevant Ministers of the impact of policies on the businesses that will aid economic recovery.”

He added, “Research and development plays a huge role in developing new industries and I am so delighted that these companies have set up base here in Milton Keynes. We often hear gloomy economic stories on the radio. Yet here in Milton Keynes we have two world-leading innovations which could generate significant new jobs in the future”.