Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, visited local Maesteg business Siderise last Friday to hear about their proposed multi-million-pound investment into the constituency. This expansion would secure more jobs for the area on top of the existing highly skilled ones located in the fabricators.
Siderise is a manufacturer of cavity barriers to protect the external envelope in high rise buildings. Over recent years they have been developing a global reach and now supply as far afield as New Zealand and Australia.
The business has been a great success story for Ogmore, and after almost 30 years in the constituency they are now in the process of considering a major investment at Maesteg following the acquisition of some adjacent land, which would see additional manufacturing facilities and a state-of-the-art training centre.
The training centre would become a destination venue for architects, consultants and contractors from across the world
Visit to Siderise – 14th May 2021
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“Siderise is a real success story in our community. The investment they have put into Maesteg shows their dedication to supporting the talent found in our communities. I have made it my core focus following the pandemic to secure greater inward investment in Ogmore – be that from the UK Government, the Welsh Government or businesses.
“I am greatly encouraged to see that Siderise have a proposed multi-million-pound investment into the area. Not only would this secure decent paid, highly skilled jobs for years to come, but it would make Maesteg a centre of excellence in the world of high-end construction. The positive impact of this new centre cannot be undersold.
“We can only improve our local economy if we work together. The partnership between socially conscious businesses, such as Siderise, and government – both local and national – cannot be undersold. I look forward to working closely with more enterprises going forward to secure the decent jobs Ogmore deserves.”