162018Oct

Cooper Tires

Last week Cooper Tires announced they are launching a consultation on the long term future of 300 jobs in Melksham. My heart goes out to all of the staff at Cooper Tires who are currently at possible risk. Since the announcement my focus has been to support the affected staff and I have been working…

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32018Aug

Heaven Scent

It was a pleasure to visit Heaven Scent, a fantastic local business operating out of Bradford on Avon and Holt. Employing over 50 local residents and driving growth in the organic candle and cosmetics market. This local job creator and manufacturer is another great example of the dynamic and innovative businesses we have here in…

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222018Jun

Image Factory Chippenham

The other day it was a pleasure to visit The Image Factory at their fantastic merchandising printing facility in Chippenham. I was delighted to congratulate them on being recognised as one of the 1,000 companies to inspire Britain- awarded by the London Stock Exchange, quite an achievement! Across Wiltshire we are lucky to have hundreds…

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242017Aug

Visiting Herman Miller

Herman Miller are a fantastic business based locally and it was great to meet up with them once again. We spent time discussing and talking about their operation and also about the ‘Furniture and Industry’ All Party Parliamentary Group in order to maintain a consistant dialogue between Herman Miller and the Government on health and…

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242017Jul

RTS Group in Chippenham

It was great to recently visit RTS Group who are based in Chippenham but have recently expanded in China. There is growing demand for UK expertise in the automotive industry within China and it is wonderful to see a Chippenham company like this being able to take UK expertise across there. The company itself is…

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212016May

Opening Athena in Chippenham

Fantastic to visit Athena Meze Bar Resturant on their opening day. The team are all very excited about the launch. The Greek restaurant is another addition to the top end of Chippenham town which is fast becoming a hub of restaurants etc. Chippenham was recently awarded Purple flag status and there is now another reason…

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252016Jan

Great meeting with staff at Sainsburys in Chippenham

Interesting meeting at Sainsbury’s, Chippenham last week to hear about their community work and apprenticeship schemes. They are one of the only stores in the UK to have a full time employee dedicated to working with local charities, schools and community groups. I also discussed their plans for reducing food waste and helping local food…

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