Three apprentices called Alex – visit to local manufacturing firm

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, returned to Texcel Technology for a follow-up visit on Friday morning, 3 October. The firm, based in Thames Road, Crayford, is an electrical manufacturing firm that sells a variety of products both domestically and abroad. He met with company directors Peter Shawyer and Andy McLeod to discuss general business issues and Texcel’s future plans.

Mr Evennett said “I am always pleased to visit Texcel and see at first-hand how well they are doing. I am delighted that such an innovative company is expanding in my constituency.”

During a tour of the factory, he met with the company’s three apprentices, all of whom are called Alex, and saw the investment they have been making in new equipment and facilities.

Mr Evennett added “Texcel’s apprenticeship programme is impressive and is equipping young people with the vital engineering skills that our country needs. Apprenticeships are an important way of learning practical skills, whilst earning a wage. I hope that more young people will consider a career in manufacturing and look at the wide-ranging apprenticeship vacancies on offer.”

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