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

Yesterday, 13:24

A woman has been rescued from a river in Wisbech.

Chairman of govenors Ben Gibbs and principal Catherine Jekinson-Dix have both resigned.

The entire governing body of Ely College was dissolved at a special meeting on Thursday – hours before the principal and two vice principals also announced they were leaving.

Yesterday, 15:36
Catherine Jenkinson-Dix and some of her team in 2013 discussing some of the college's achivements with Ely Standard Editor John Elworthy

The principal of Ely College has stepped down with immediate effect – along with her two vice principals- in the wake of a damning Ofsted report.

Yesterday, 14:42
Ciaran Brown, cup stacker

When you watch the video, you think it must have been speeded up ... but Ciaran Brown really is that quick.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition