- October 18, 2017
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Gazette Column
Following significant refurbishment work and investment by Severn Trent of its water testing and research laboratories at Bridgend Science Park, I was invited as First Minister to visit their facility. I had an opportunity to see the labs and meet the scientists working there. There are about 40 people who work at the Bridgend site. Water samples from across the Severn Trent area are taken there for testing on a daily basis.
As part of my visit, I was asked to cut the ribbon on a new plaque as part of the re-opening ceremony. The building was originally opened by the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan in May 2001.
It was fantastic to see the specialist work that is being carried out here in Bridgend to make sure that the water we drink is safe. I commend Severn Trent on their commitment to green energy and for creating a modern, environmentally sustainable place to work.
Last month, it was a great pleasure to attend the Bridgend Business Forum Awards and to recognise the great work that is done by the business community across Bridgend county borough. We know how important businesses are, not just as employers, but as drivers of the local economy. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and promote local business successes and to recognise our diverse range of local businesses and individual entrepreneurs.
As Patron of the Bridgend Business Forum, I was delighted to deliver the Patron’s Message.