Tameside celebrates jobs boost
Friday 24th January 2014 15:30 Community Posted by Max Wieland
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Kieran Quinn congratulates Alan Rothwell, director of Patterson and Rothwell, and Robin Monk (TMBC) with Kurt Greatrex, sales director at Dekko Window Systems.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Kieran Quinn congratulates Alan Rothwell, director of Patterson and Rothwell, and Robin Monk (TMBC) with Kurt Greatrex, sales director at Dekko Window Systems.

Tameside is celebrating a major jobs and investment boost following one of the biggest deals of its kind in the last 12 months.

The deal sees Oldham-based company Patterson and Rothwell taking over the 146,000 sq ft manufacturing and office facility on Margaret Street, Ashton, previously owned by the Barcrest Group.

Cllr Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council, said: “This is fantastic news for the local economy.

“It proves once again that we are serious and pro-active about attracting inward investment.

“This deal is yet another positive example which shows that Tameside is open for business.”

Patterson and Rothwell, which is a market-leader in injection moulding, plans to move two subsidiary firms to Ashton – Dekko Window Systems and 4D Enterprises.

Patterson and Rothwell director Lee Tilley said: “We are grateful for the efforts of Tameside Council which played a very significant role in helping to secure this site.

“We have been growing our product range over the past few years and seeing increasing success, which has created a need to consolidate our manufacturing operations.

“This is an exciting development and represents a great vote of confidence in the tremendous workforce that we have.

“We are looking to start off with around 150 jobs on the site and create up to a further 100 over the next five years.”

You can read more on this story in this weeks Tameside Reporter (January 23 edition).