Ellesmere Port: Expert says ‘most days we’re seeing good news’
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Speaking to GB News Joe Reynolds, Director of MTDMFG and Jefferson, a news website covering UK manufacturing, shared his delight at the news that Vauxhall cars secured a £100m investment to produce electric cars at their Ellesmere Port site. He explained how “most days” the UK ‘s post-Brexit manufacturing industry is having “good news” as he listed off a string of sucessful deals achieved in recent weeks. Production of an all-electric van will start in 2022 at the site where they will also make electric passenger car models for Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën.
Michelle Dewberry asked: “Does it feel to you like we are in the middle of quite a big manufacturing boost?”
She added how opponents to Brexit have continued to say how the economy was “going to be broken” and “never going to recover ever again”.
“But it feels to me like things are really picking up.”
Mr Reynolds replied: “Without question.”
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He explained: “On our website we post news daily and quite often its jobs.
“Whether its a thousand jobs at JCB, whether its a new facility…. There will be something on the channel, it’s huge.
“It seems to be most days now that we are seeing good news.
“In the last week we have seen Venari Group partnering with Ford in Dagenham to start a new JV (joint venture) down there.”
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“Molson Coors, £25 million in their brewery Burton-upon-Trent.
“Everyday, everyday – In fact there have been 1,500 jobs announced in the food industry since we have been on air!
“So fingers crossed he UK government continue what they’re doing.
“And a lot more nd we continue to prosper in the world of manufacturing and here in the UK
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “It’s a huge vote of confidence in our economy, in the people of Ellesmere Port, and in our fantastic post-Brexit trading relationships.”
While Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng added: “Ellesmere Port’s proud tradition in auto manufacturing will continue for many years to come thanks to today’s investment.
“In this global race to secure electric vehicle production, we are proud to support Britain’s auto sector in this crucial transition as we work to build back better.”
Mr Kwarteng explained how the investment will also “secure thousands of jobs across the region in the supply chain.”
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