Chloe Smith, Member of Parliament for Norwich North, on Friday 27th October held a surgery at the Britvic factory for employees concerned by the potential closure of the site.
Chloe met with employees and listened to their concerns, whilst updating them on the work she is doing behind the scenes to support the closure-prevention campaign from Westminster.
Earlier last week, Chloe met the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in Westminster, to discuss the possible closures of Britvic and Unilever’s operations in Norwich. Chloe emphasised that around 350 jobs could be at risk.
Chloe comments about Friday’s surgery: “I held a surgery at the Britvic factory site with the permission of the management team, to meet constituents who are employees to be able to talk to them about how they are feeling about the proposals that have been made. I am in close touch with senior management of both Britvic and Unilever, as well as working behind the scenes in Westminster, to try to make sure all possible options are available, should these companies decide to move on. It would be a great shame if the companies did decide to move on and I don’t want to see the loss of jobs. First and foremost, it is down to the two companies to make their decision, but I hope they hear the strength of feeling that’s been shown about these firms staying in Norwich.”