Today Mark has held a meeting in Parliament with Peter Hardisty, Managing Director of Telford-based combat vehicle manufacturer RBSL.
RBSL recently won a contract to build 500 Boxer armoured vehicles for the UK Government. Work on that contract will start later this year.
Following the meeting, Mark Pritchard MP said:
“The Boxer contract is a huge investment into Shropshire's defence economy. It means 500 local jobs saved, 600 new defence engineering jobs to come and 90 local apprenticeships protected. I was pleased to discuss progress on this contract with Peter Hardisty in Parliament and I look forward to working with Peter and RBSL to bring even more jobs and investment to Shropshire.”