MP Steve Barclay visits Nestle Purina Wisbech factory to sample life on the production line

11:59 02 June 2014

MP Steve Barclay, factory manager Martin Ruepp (centre) and the Nestlé Purina team.

MP Steve Barclay, factory manager Martin Ruepp (centre) and the Nestlé Purina team.

Archant

Greener energy was on the agenda when MP Steve Barclay visited one of Fenland’s main employers on Friday.

The North East Cambs MP was given a tour of the Nestlé Purina factory in Wisbech, which employs 643 workers, to discuss the potential to use greener energy and the possibility of using solar panels to cut energy bills.

During the visit he met factory manager Martin Ruepp and chatted to shop-floor workers.

He also enjoyed a question and answer session before the tour which included an explanation of both the canning and foil production processes.

Mr Barclay said: “It was a very interesting visit. Nestlé Purina is one of the area’s main employers and I was impressed to see how much they have invested (more than £100million in the past few years) and the rapid growth they have enjoyed over the recent year.

“I am working very actively with local businesses to support them to grow so they can offer more jobs including apprenticeships and I’m delighted that Nestlé will be offering apprenticeships.”

1 comment

  • If Nestlé Purina wish to be REALLY "green", why don't they go back to using rail to transport their products between Wisbech and Scotland like they used to do? Perhaps Steve Barclay could ask them on his next visit?

    Report this comment

    Norfolk and Good

    Monday, June 2, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More news stories

41 minutes ago
Red Man Run - boys race for life at Neale Wade. Picture: Steve Williams

The playing fields at a school in March were a sea of red when over 70 enthusiastic and charitable youngsters donned their running shoes to take part in their own version of the Race for Life - the Red Man Run.

10:31
Motorcyclist hospitalised after crash on A47 close to Elm Hall roundabout

A man was hospitalised last night after a crash on the A47 close to Elm Hall roundabout.

10:22
Padnal Bank. Road blocked due to RTC.

A man says he is “fearful” for his life and has lost count of the amount of crashes between Padnal Road and Branch Bank outside his Littleport home – especially after seeing another collision last night.

09:48
Wisech Lions present a cheque to scouts

A scouting group has been given a boost thanks to Wisbech Lions who have given them money to buy tables for when they go on camping trips.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up