Rotherham MP sees glassmaker’s £12m investment

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion at Beatson Clark with Quality Director Eddie Pickering
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion at Beatson Clark with Quality Director Eddie Pickering
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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion learned about glass manufacturing when she paid a visit to Beatson Clark’s factory and saw £12m of investment including a completely new white flint furnace, new automatic inspection equipment, a new multi-inspection machine, metal detectors and an updated computer-aided design.

This September Beatson Clark will be investing further in a rebuild of its amber furnace and installation of a new bottle making machine.

Sarah Champion, pictured with quality director Eddie Pickering, supported the firm’s successful £1.7m grant application to the Regional Growth Fund in 2011.

Beatson has just won the contract to make Thornbridge Beer bottles.