EVESHAM’S MP Nigel Huddleston has opened a new £2million business base while on a tour of some of the Vale’s leading firms.
Mr Huddleston was accompanied by Wychavon councillors on the two day tour on Thursday (August 13) and Friday (August 14), where he officially opened the new headquarters for Strickland MFG – Europe’s largest supplier of parts for earth moving and demolition equipment – on the town’s Vale Park.
The tour was to show the recently elected MP the diversity, future growth and innovation of business in the district, which included visits to Kanes, Primafruit, Rotec, Qinetiq, Magna Interiors, DRP, Hartmetall, Schroders, and Strickland MFG.
“Part of my role as an MP is to support and champion local enterprise and this tour has been extremely useful in increasing my understanding of the strength and diversity of local businesses,” said Mr Huddleston.
“The overall message I got was business is good and most firms were very optimistic about their future, with many planning to hire more people over the coming year.
“Joining in the official opening of Strickland’s new site on Vale Park was a particular highlight,” he added.
Ian Wooltorton, managing director at Strickland MFG said: “Our new facility was built with both the customer and employee in mind and its design will allow us to work smarter and more efficiently, keeping the customer satisfied.”
Coun Richard Morris, said: “It was great to have two days to demonstrate how the district is a vibrant centre of business excellence, and we hope Nigel will help to promote the district and support us in our efforts to bring new business to Wychavon.”