Business bosses celebrate two multi-million pound investments in Bolton

Business bosses celebrate two multi-million pound investments in Bolton

How the new MBDA building will look

How the new Asons building will look

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BUSINESS bosses are celebrating two multi-million pound investments in Bolton.

Missile company MBDA and personal injury solicitors Asons have now both received permission from councillors to kick-start work on ambitious new headquarters, as reported in The Bolton News.

MBDA, which has been based in Lostock for the past 80 years, will build a new manufacturing plant in Logistics North, while Asons is set to spend £7 million creating a five-storey office complex just off Topp Way.

Keith Davies, director of development and regeneration, applauded the applications as a sign that Bolton is turning a corner out of recession, and proving itself as a place to do business.

He said: “We are really, really pleased — now that the planning approvals are in place, it’s all systems go for both of these application to come to fruition.

“MBDA’s application is the result of many months of discussions between us, them and Harworth Estates, and Logistics North came forward as the best option for them — in many respects it was an easy sell.

“And it’s great working with people like Imran Khan, MD of Asons. He is absolutely passionate about Bolton and making sure he can be part of the Bolton of the future.”

Mr Khan said he was incredibly excited about his firm’s expansion into the Clarence Street area.

He added: “While we have extensive plans for growth and development, both home and abroad, our headquarters will always remain local.

“Bolton is my hometown, and I am proud to live and work here. The approval for our new building really is the icing on the cake, and we look forward to sharing our bright future with Bolton.”

A spokesman for MBDA said the firm welcomed the approval of the council to build a new facility at Logistics North.

He added: “This multi-million pound investment will create a state-of-the art facility to achieve the dual goals of sustaining MBDA’s support to customers and simultaneously ensuring the retention and development of manu-facturing skills in the company.

“This is an important development given our very long association with the area and demonstrates our faith in the capabilities of our highly skilled workforce here. We will now work together with our development partners to progress the application.”

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12:31pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Thatissowrong says...

Asons again? How many times is the BN going to " report " on this FFS?
MBDA is news, Asons is a rehashed piece of news, and I use the word news loosely in the case of the latter.
The coalition talk about rebalancing the economy so I'm pleased to see investment in manufacturering; excellent. I can't say the same about personal injury lawyers - bit iffy this line of work.
Asons again? How many times is the BN going to " report " on this FFS? MBDA is news, Asons is a rehashed piece of news, and I use the word news loosely in the case of the latter. The coalition talk about rebalancing the economy so I'm pleased to see investment in manufacturering; excellent. I can't say the same about personal injury lawyers - bit iffy this line of work. Thatissowrong
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12:47pm Tue 15 Apr 14

boltonlife14 says...

Asons, being built on the old colleague site, well know for certain people slamming on around that area and getting the whip lash claims in, will fit in perfect and have loads of business!
Asons, being built on the old colleague site, well know for certain people slamming on around that area and getting the whip lash claims in, will fit in perfect and have loads of business! boltonlife14
  • Score: 10

1:00pm Tue 15 Apr 14

boltonlife14 says...

*and before anyone comments i meant college not colleaugue - fast text on phone = nightmare!
*and before anyone comments i meant college not colleaugue - fast text on phone = nightmare! boltonlife14
  • Score: 6

1:22pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

boltonlife14 wrote:
*and before anyone comments i meant college not colleaugue - fast text on phone = nightmare!
Kill the people with missiles and then the victims family can claim against their liability insurance...always seems strange when you consider that MBDA must by law have employee and public liability insurance yet what they manufacture has as its sole purpose the ability to injure, maim and kill people.
[quote][p][bold]boltonlife14[/bold] wrote: *and before anyone comments i meant college not colleaugue - fast text on phone = nightmare![/p][/quote]Kill the people with missiles and then the victims family can claim against their liability insurance...always seems strange when you consider that MBDA must by law have employee and public liability insurance yet what they manufacture has as its sole purpose the ability to injure, maim and kill people. Comment777
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1:22pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Jim271 says...

Does not mean Bolton People will be employed by them.

I have applied for six jobs at Appliances Online, and not even been offered an interview.
Does not mean Bolton People will be employed by them. I have applied for six jobs at Appliances Online, and not even been offered an interview. Jim271
  • Score: 7

4:33pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Sick of paying of paying for the idle who DONT want to work! says...

Jim271 wrote:
Does not mean Bolton People will be employed by them. I have applied for six jobs at Appliances Online, and not even been offered an interview.
I had an email from AO asking for my mobile so they could arrange an interview, replied and was never phoned, another email asking when i was availabole to take a call for said interview, replied with number and times free and yet again NO call, id be very reluctant to work for a company that treated people in such a rude way!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Does not mean Bolton People will be employed by them. I have applied for six jobs at Appliances Online, and not even been offered an interview.[/p][/quote]I had an email from AO asking for my mobile so they could arrange an interview, replied and was never phoned, another email asking when i was availabole to take a call for said interview, replied with number and times free and yet again NO call, id be very reluctant to work for a company that treated people in such a rude way!!! Sick of paying of paying for the idle who DONT want to work!
  • Score: 6

11:33pm Tue 15 Apr 14

boltonnut says...

With more and more whip lash prone immigrants invading Bolton it is essential that Asons expand to cope with the inevitable increase in clients.Good business sense.
With more and more whip lash prone immigrants invading Bolton it is essential that Asons expand to cope with the inevitable increase in clients.Good business sense. boltonnut
  • Score: 2

1:21am Wed 16 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

boltonnut wrote:
With more and more whip lash prone immigrants invading Bolton it is essential that Asons expand to cope with the inevitable increase in clients.Good business sense.
Ahhh you mean Farnworthites actually moving into Bolton or do you mean Mancunians, Buryites, Wiganers, Dingles or do you mean the Southern Softies.


There is a programme on BBC1 daytime called "don't get don get Dom" and on todays show (I record it) the basic fact is that us Brits, by birth, cause more road accidents on purpose, than any other nationality by quite a large percentage number!!!! and to take that figure even further it was actually 70% Caucasian British born people!!!!
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: With more and more whip lash prone immigrants invading Bolton it is essential that Asons expand to cope with the inevitable increase in clients.Good business sense.[/p][/quote]Ahhh you mean Farnworthites actually moving into Bolton or do you mean Mancunians, Buryites, Wiganers, Dingles or do you mean the Southern Softies. There is a programme on BBC1 daytime called "don't get don get Dom" and on todays show (I record it) the basic fact is that us Brits, by birth, cause more road accidents on purpose, than any other nationality by quite a large percentage number!!!! and to take that figure even further it was actually 70% Caucasian British born people!!!! The Righteous One
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