Wirral Unilever site set for multi million pound investment

Posted: 15/06/2012

Unilever in Port Sunlight has been a centre of excellence for many years and is set to continue its growth with plans for a £40 million investment. The proposals would see the 120 acre historic site developed into a manufacturing and business services hub, generating 150 new jobs.

Unfortunately, factories in Slough and Swansea as well as a distribution centre in Bridgend and an office in Ewloe could face closure before the development at port Sunlight begins however, the work from the closing factories could be transferred to the Wirral and India.

The director for Unilever North West, Andy Stickland spoke to the Wirral Globe and said, ‘Our proposed investment into Port Sunlight also demonstrates our commitment to the UK as a vital strategic centre for our company.’

The project could start as early as 2013 after a final decision on the proposals will take place this autumn. The plans are backed up by Wirral Borough Council and South Wirral MP Alison McGovern spoke about her role in the development, ‘I'll be working with the trade unions to ensure that the changes are good for the local economy.’

The Unilever site in Port Sunlight has had a huge effect on the heritage, culture and economy of the Wirral and continues to create opportunities for the local community.

Are you a local resident of Port Sunlight and do you agree that Unilever has created a centre of excellence for the local community and surrounding areas of the Wirral?

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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