MP backs local defence manufacturer
12th January 2017
West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has offered her backing to a local manufacturing firm which makes critical defence equipment to protect troops from improvised bombs.
Bredon-based Geometric Manufacturing machines aluminium enclosures and other components to help armed forces prevent the explosion of devices in battlefields across the world.
The MP was given a tour of the company’s factory in Bredon and talked about the opportunities and challenges facing the business which has been trading for more than 30 years.
Harriett commented: “It is great to meet with a local business making high-spec kit for a variety of industries from aerospace to defence contractors.
“The company employs local people and also offers apprenticeships opportunities, and I am keen to support them in their efforts to grow the business.
“They are investing for the future with sophisticated new machinery and seeking support from the Worcestershire Growth Fund and I hope that their application is successful allowing the company to further grow and hopefully, create more new jobs.”
Geometric Manufacturing’s Paul Wenham added: “We’re privileged to work for some fantastic customers both locally and nationally who are world leaders in their fields of defence electronics, electronic countermeasures, and secure communications. Demand for our products has never been stronger with export sales growing directly and indirectly.
“It was a good opportunity to show Harriett some of our products and explain how a local company contributes to a very important supply chain.”
Photo: (l-r) Geometric’s Graham Darby demonstrating the company’s aluminium casing to Harriett Baldwin MP, Jo Wenham, county councillor Adrian Hardman and Paul Wenham.