British workwear manufacturer Wearwell welcomed the MP for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher to its factory as part of a move to promote the British manufacturing industry.
Mr Pincher, who is also the Deputy Chief Whip, spent two hours touring the Staffordshire site and met with new Wearwell CEO, Richard Wright.
Founded in 1939, Wearwell is one of the UK’s leading privately-owned manufacturers of high quality workwear with an established and proven track record. It invited Brexiteer Mr Pincher to visit its thriving facility and meet with its 60-strong team. During the visit, Wearwell CEO outlined the firm’s ambitious growth plan along with its intentions to invest in new product development, premises and people.
Mr Pincher applauded Wearwell’s commitment to British manufacturing and its strategy for forging ahead as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. The MP and Wearwell CEO also toured the factory floor, with Mr Pincher surprised by the sheer scale of the Wearwell operation. During the two-hour visit, he walked down the line, speaking with several machinists and spoke at length with Richard Wright and other senior members of the Wearwell team on UK trade and pushing British business forward.
“We were delighted to welcome MP Christopher Pincher to Wearwell,” said Wearwell CEO Richard Wright. “British manufacturing is alive and well and we want MPs to see and support that. It was a very interesting, informative visit and he was really engaged and interested in our plans and day-to-day operations. I think that he was quite surprised at the scale of the factory and number of staff and we’ve extended an invitation for a return visit after our refurbishment is complete.”
MP Christopher Pincher said: “It was great to visit Wearwell and see their business first-hand. I was firstly amazed by the size of the operation – it’s very much like being in an aircraft hangar!
“The company is experiencing phenomenal growth and has great plans for the future. I know that they are looking to domestic markets to expand the business, but hope they, like many other similar businesses, are now looking to global markets with the opportunity Brexit presents us.”