Yes, it’s true. The company that can’t complete a contract to develop and improve the Beacon Park Golf Course so golf might be played on it after eight years is hoping to go into space.
We can only hope they succeed and leave West Lancashire leisure services alone.
Business news reports “Outsourcer Serco is eyeing work for the US Space Force after snapping up an American defence contractor for £212million. The British company, which is among the contractors behind NHS Test and Trace, said its takeover of Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB) could open the door to the Pentagon.
Serco is a major defence contractor and Rupert Soames, chief executive, said “Growing the scale, reach and capability of Serco in the largest defence market in the world is one of our objectives, and the acquisition significantly advances that”.
WBB specialises in advanced data analytics, AI and machine learning, and precision navigation and timing. Many of its staff are former senior US military officers. Serco hopes to win more work in space, where the Pentagon faces ‘serious and growing challenges’ over weapons designed by China and Russia to cripple US space capabilities, which are heavily relied upon by its forces.