Duncan has welcomed the news of new Coalition Government funding for advanced engineering in Chippenham.
Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable announced that Dymag, a Chippenham-based automotive engineering firm, has won a grant from the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, which he established in 2011.
The firm plans to use this funding to expand its operation, creating over 150 new high-skilled jobs over the next four years.
In May last year, Duncan visited Dymag’s factory and assembly plant in Chippenham with a group of ten 14 and 15-year-olds, as part of the ‘Future Brunels’ programme to help inspire the next generation of innovators and engineers.
When the firm submitted its bid for funding in December, Duncan wrote a letter of support, urging the Government to provide the grant.
“Advanced engineering has long been key to our area’s economic success, and will continue to be so in the future.
“I’m delighted that the Coalition Government is providing the funding Dymag needs to realise its ambitious plans and create jobs and opportunities for young engineers and apprentices in our area, helping to build a stronger economy here.”