Unipart awarded £1.3 million government grant

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Unipart has been awarded a £1.3 million grant for advanced technologies at its Coventry site, which will create 90 new jobs.

Local government minister Mark Prisk MP met employees at the site to make the announcement that the company has received the grant as part of the government’s Growing Places fund.

The fund is designed to enable Local Enterprise Partnerships boost economic growth with the creation of new jobs.

“Receiving this additional funding will mean we can accelerate our plans quickly and invest in technology and the skills of people from Coventry and Warwickshire to add to the area’s manufacturing reputation,” said Unipart Manufacturing Group’s managing director, Carol Burke.

The funding means the company will now have invested £13 million in the Coventry facility, which manufactures fuel system components for cars.

* Unipart recently spent the day with 40 14-16 year olds from The Oxford Academy, as part of its Talent Factory programme, which was designed to identify and nurture young talent in the local community.

Working with Oxford United FC, the company provided the pupils with a day of sports and logistics-based activities, hoping to enable them to experience the essential skills needed for future success.

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