A TOP Tory paid tribute to the engineering work done on behalf of Britain’s armed forces on a visit to a Winsford factory.
Shadow Health Minister and Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien paid a visit to Rolls-Royce DGS (Distributed Generation Systems) in Winsford.
The Woodford Park factory is dedicated to supporting the Army and Navy with specialist electrical power systems and employs a 100-strong workforce.
Mr O’Brien met managing director Jim Vickerman and works director Chris Goodwin to discuss the business, its activities and future challenges.
He was also introduced to Liam Morris, a young apprentice who is taking part in Rolls-Royce DGS apprenticeship scheme, as well as other members of the highly-skilled workforce.
Mr O’Brien said: “I was delighted to visit Rolls-Royce DGS and meet staff to discuss this important local manufacturing business, its activities and future challenges.
“The company provides an extremely important technical and engineering support role for the British Army and Navy’s Rolls-Royce engines with their electrical power systems.
“The workforce is highly skilled and motivated, with excellent ongoing training opportunities.
“I also took the opportunity to meet with one of their young apprentices, Liam Morris, to discuss the rigorous and demanding Rolls-Royce training scheme.
“Liam said the apprenticeship scheme was challenging, but also very rewarding and offered him the opportunity to work closely with experienced craftsmen in an excellent working environment.
“Rolls-Royce DGS is a great example of British manufacturing and engineering at the leading edge of their field – providing both jobs and training opportunities for people living here in Winsford and Cheshire.
“I will do everything I can to support and promote this great business right here in the heart of our community.”