Bio-pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb have announced expansion plans in Chester which will lead to two hundred new jobs being created.
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global bio-pharmaceutical company developing medicines that help patients with serious diseases, including cancer, HIV and AIDS, and currently employ over 450 people across the country.
The company is expanding its operations in Chester by developing a capability centre that will provide new services to staff and customers across 26 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa, including fleet management, procurement and a contracts centre of expertise.
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The expansion plan aims to create more than 200 new jobs at the site within the next year.
After representatives from Bristol-Myers Squibb met Chester MP Stephen Mosley, the Chester MP said: “I am delighted that Bristol-Myers Squibb has chosen to locate its new capability centre in Chester. The creation of hundreds of skilled jobs at the site is excellent news and I wish them every success in continuing its important work.”
The site director, Ian Howells, added: “We chose this site because of the availability of people in the area with the right technical, financial and language skills to deliver high quality services around the world. We have bold plans for the centre and recruitment is already underway.”