Tessa recently paid a further follow up visit to the Wells Thales site during the Christmas break to meet the Managing Director Vince Smith following the company’s reorganisation and the subsequent closure announcement of the Wells site in May 2010. Some of the employees at the Wells site will later this year be relocating to the site in Templecombe. Tessa wanted to get an update on how the moving plan was going since her last visit at the end of the summer.
Tessa said, ‘I was keen to return to Thales and speak with Vince to check on how the relocation was progressing; it’s particularly important that those who have not been successful in finding new employment since the redundancies are supported as much as possible in these circumstances. To this end I was also able to pass on the details of two firms, one in Filton and one near Bridgwater who have potential vacancies that might be of interest.’
Thales said ‘we welcome the engagement of our local MP who will continue to take an active interest in her constituents and the future of the company.’