Eagle Radio – News – Prime Minister announces hundreds of Guildford jobs

Hundreds of jobs are being created at a Guildford company, after an announcement by the Prime Minister.

Theresa May paid a visit to bus maker Alexander Dennis on Wednesday morning.

She was there to announce a £44m deal to provide red double-deckers for Mexico City.

It comes with 320 local jobs and Mrs May tells Eagle she hopes they are here to stay: “Trade around the world is about ensuring that jobs are protected here in the United Kingdom.

“This is one example of how that is possible and this is a company that is trading in many countires around the world.

“All of those orders will be helping to protect jobs here in the UK.”

Mrs May toured the Alexander Dennis factory in Slyfield and met staff as she walked around.

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The Prime Minister said: “We are building a truly global Britain by helping UK companies win multi-million pound contracts to export their products around the globe, and supporting high value jobs here in Guildford and across the country.

“Since last summer, the Government has provided over £1.7 billion of backing for contracts for goods and services and will continue to maximise investment in the UK and seek exciting new opportunities ahead.

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“Seeing success stories like Alexander Dennis shows how Government support is backing British business and ensures the UK leads the way as a great, global trading nation.”

The deal will also support over 2,000 jobs across the UK, including around 1,000 at the company’s Falkirk site.

Alexander Dennis is one of 137 British companies that have recieved financial backing from UK Export Finance, since it became part of the Department for International Trade.

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Alexander Dennis LTD Cheif Executive, Colin Robertson said: “It is hugely exciting to know that ADL’s signature red double-decker buses will soon be transporting Mexico City’s residents in style and comfort.

“As a global double-decker leader with fleets of our vehicles across the world, we see the positive impact these vehicles can have in improving the transport infrastructure, congestion and air quality in the world’s busiest cities.

“Our ability to offer finance from UK Export Finance in Mexican Pesos was a significant benefit to our buyer, helping us win this major contract.”

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