The boss of a Canadian exploration company today
explained how he took inspiration from a Stockport
landmark to name his business in its honour, despite
never having seen it first-hand.
Jim Megann is the chief executive of Stockport
Exploration, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which
specialises in searching for metal deposits for
mining across the globe, including gold.
The business, which is listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange, was previously known as Linear Metals, but was renamed earlier this year to reflect a change in strategy from purely exploration to forming joint ventures with partners to exploit the resources it discovers.
Mr Megann, who joined the company in April, happened across the story of the Stockport viaduct while looking for a ‘visionary’ new name for the business on the internet. He said he admired the pioneering spirit behind the viaduct, which was built to ensure the prosperity of the town.
“I wanted to let the market know that we were reinventing ourselves as an exploration company and I thought a corporate name change was in order. We wanted a name that was strong and unique, and represented the opportunities and drive that represented our new direction.
“I was inspired by the story of Stockport viaduct. Hard-working people created value and economic prosperity for their community while having the vision to build the impressive structure that the viaduct is today. These are values that we also want to stand for”.
“We have even adopted a cross-section of the viaduct in our logo.”