Gerald Jones and Dawn Bowden, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney’s MP and AM, have welcomed the announcement by the Welsh Government that 91 new jobs will be created in Rhymney, thanks to a £650,000 investment in Williams Medical Supplies.
Williams Medical Supplies is the UK’s leading provider of medical supplies and services to the UK healthcare market. The company currently employs 178 mainly local people in Rhymney, and that will grow to 269 over the next three years.
The expansion is part of the business’ plan to treble sales, which will see a new automated pick and pack facility building in the warehouse to accommodate increased levels of stock and make their business processes more efficient. They are also looking to move into other markets.
WMS currently delivers to more than 10,000 GP surgeries and primary care organisations throughout the UK.
Gerald and Dawn commented:
“We’re delighted to hear the news this morning from the Welsh Government and Williams Medical Supplies, and this is a very welcome investment in our area.
“Over 90 new jobs for local people in the Upper Rhymney Valley shows the confidence that the Welsh Government has in the local area and its communities, and we’d like to thank Ken Skates AM and the Welsh Government for making this investment possible. We’re looking forward to seeing the new investment come together.
“This follows on from the recent investment by Sharp Clinical in Rhymney and is a real sign of confidence in local businesses.”
Welsh Government Economy Minister Ken Skates said:
“I am delighted Welsh Government funding will secure and create good quality jobs for predominately local people in the Rhymney Valley.
“Williams Medical Supplies is a leading name in its field and today’s announcement will ensure they remain a prominent employer in the region for years to come.”