Mark Isherwood MS – the Shadow Minister for North Wales – has welcomed the news that the UK Government’s International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss MP, has clinched major investment by Indian conglomerate Tata Consulting Services that will bring 1,500 high-skilled jobs to sites all over the UK including further investment by Wockhardt at its Wrexham site.
The investment at the Wrexham plant will lead to more than 40 new jobs and the extension of a Covid vaccination contract to ensure the UK has uninterrupted fill and finish capacity for vaccines in 2022.
Mr Isherwood said:
“This is great news for North Wales, and the investment, jobs and security it will bring to the area will be a ray of hope as we work through this pandemic, showing as it does the benefits of Wales being part of a strong United Kingdom, and how the Union delivers for Wales.
“It’s a ringing endorsement of the quality of people working at the plant, and the vital nature of the work they’re carrying out, and so I extend my gratitude to them for the great work they’re doing protecting lives from Covid. I’m grateful, too, to the UK Government’s International Trade Secretary as well as Wockhardt for their recognition of and commitment to the employees in Wrexham.”