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Ready_for_Xmas_Caroline_with_David_Summers.JPGDon Valley MP Caroline Flint has welcomed a huge investment in Doncaster by Amazon after visiting a new fulfilment centre at the iPort, as she visited to see the smooth operation getting Santa’s presents to homes on time.

The MP was given a tour of the centre, which is the size of 15 football pitches, by General Manager, Stuart Morgan, Lesley Smith, Director of UK Public Policy.

Said Ms Flint: “This investment by Amazon is a huge vote of confidence in Doncaster.  The company already has a well-established fulfilment centre plus a robotics facility and a major distribution site in Doncaster. This new facility has grown quickly to employ in the region of 1,000 people, and I’m sure this will continue to grow over the coming months.”

The MP toured the centre for more than two hours and talked to staff en route. 

cCaroline_with_Stuart_Morgan_and_Matt_Gardner.JPGSaid Caroline: “This centre showed a huge amount of investment in the workforce; and a workplace that has natural light and space to work.  I saw a company that runs a variety of shifts, which means staff having three days off each week.”

Said Stuart Morgan, General Manager:  “Our fulfilment centre at iPort has only been open fourteen weeks, but already we’re really busy with Christmas orders.  We were delighted Caroline spent so long with us to understand our vision, our approach to our customers; and what we bring to Doncaster.”

The MP said the iPort was already proving an important strategic location.  “Right next to the Great Yorkshire Way, iPort has got four major employers, over 2,000 people working here and the new rail connection in place.  This site alone is a vindication for all of us who campaigned to get the FARRRS link road built.”

If you would like to work for Amazon at the new fulfilment centre, go to Amazon

IMG_4425.JPGPhotos show:

Top right: Caroline receives goods in time for Christmas, supervised by Receiver David Summers

Left: Caroline with General Manager Stuart Morgan and Inbound Operations Supervisor Matt Gardner

Bottom right: Cllr Phil Cole and Amazon Head of Public Relations Lesley Smith, with Caroline.

Caroline checks out Amazon in time for Christmas

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has welcomed a huge investment in Doncaster by Amazon after visiting a new fulfilment centre at the iPort, as she visited to see the smooth...

E.ON_logo.jpgThe Energy company E.ON have notified Caroline Flint of a new community fund, called Energising Communities Fund.

Community organisations and charities can apply for £2,000 for energy-related improvements and activities.

Requests must be submitted by midnight on Monday 29 January 2018.

To find out more, click HERE.

Said Caroline: "Time is short to apply for funding from E.ON's new community fund.  But let me know if you put in a request."

 

New E.ON opportunity for community funding

The Energy company E.ON have notified Caroline Flint of a new community fund, called Energising Communities Fund. Community organisations and charities can apply for £2,000 for energy-related improvements and activities....

Wavin_-_United_in_learning__Unite_branch_Sec_Richard_Horsfield__Caroline_and_Unite_Learning_Organiser_Andy_Cullen.JPGCaroline Flint has praised Wavin UK for its investment in learning at its Edlington site.
 
The Don Valley MP was given a tour of the factory by Adrian Clifford, Engineering Manager, Jocelyn Walker, HR Partner, Andy Cullen, Unite Learning Organiser, and Richard Horsfield, Unite Learning Representative.

Caroline saw the production process from start to finish and was impressed by what she saw.
 
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“Today, I saw a firm that invests in its workforce, has a great partnership with Unite the Union to promote lifelong learning and upskilling of its employees, and a firm that is making a huge contribution to the UK’s construction supplies.
 
“This light, clean and efficient site produces hundreds of tonnes of plastic pipe and millions of plumbing fittings each month. The majority of their products are sold and used here in the UK.
 
“I was also delighted to see the Learning Centre, in the heart of the site.  Over 50 staff have completed learning modules in the last twelve months.  The approach is all about keeping skills up to date and business improvement.  Throughout the factory, space was provided with marker boards for staff to write suggestions, and safety and production information, so staff and management could support continuous improvement.  It is this inclusive approach that enabled the firm to go 2350 days without a reportable accident.
 
“Wavin UK has every reason to be proud of the investment it makes and of the first rate partnership with Unite.”
 
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Paul Bend, Manufacturing Director for Hot and Cold at Wavin said: “Through establishing the Doncaster Learning Centre, we hope to highlight how other manufacturers can invest in the industry and help their employees thrive. Having Caroline’s support for our programme has been fantastic.”
 
PHOTOS:

Top right: Caroline at Wavin’s Doncaster Learning Centre with Richard Horsfield and Andy Cullen of Unite.

Middle: Caroline checking weighing and packing fittings, supervised by Christina Dodd from Conisbrough.

Bottom left: Adrian Clifford and Caroline inspect a manifold.

Bottom right: Caroline checks out finished coils ready for sale, with June Prowse

Caroline visits Wavin UK Learning Centre

Caroline Flint has praised Wavin UK for its investment in learning at its Edlington site. The Don Valley MP was given a tour of the factory by Adrian Clifford, Engineering Manager,...


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