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Dr Caroline Johnson MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham and Minister for Education (at the time of writing), has recently visited Shipley Structures.

Wendy Coney, Executive Chairman of Shipley Structures, welcomed Dr Johnson and gave an overview of the company and its capabilities.

The local MP was keen to hear about the number of locally employed staff and about such a thriving business, producing structural steelwork for buildings all across the UK, that she had no idea was right under her nose!

Wendy Coney commented: “It is encouraging to have a visit from our local MP and to be able to demonstrate the thriving industry within the constituency.

“The BCSA is working hard with government to improve the opportunities for manufacturing in the country and it is good to be able to demonstrate our abilities first hand to our elected MP.”

Dr Johnson MP said: “While touring the site we spoke about the impressive and notable projects they have worked on, recruitment into manually skilled jobs, the upskilling of employees as technology develops and the ways in which the business is adapting to make sure they are as efficient and effective as possible.

“I was particularly impressed by the pride they take in their practical work, and their desire to continue supporting and training staff as technology and processes develop.”

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