1,100 jobs to be created across Wales
Six investment projects have been unveiled on the eve of the UK Investment Summit Wales 2014 which are expected to create more than 1,100 jobs across the country.
First Minister Carwyn Jones made the announcement ahead of the event taking place at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport over the next two days.
The six projects are:
• Big Four firm Deloitte is set to create up to 700 jobs as it prepares to expand its business operations centre of excellence in the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone
• London-based Griffin Place Communications, a new contact centre outsourcer, will create more than 300 jobs in the next 12 months at its new site in Cwmbran
• Raytheon is reinvesting and expanding its special mission aircraft facility at its Broughton site on Deeside Enterprise Zone, creating 50 skilled jobs
• London-based Smartpipe Solutions is establishing a software development and research centre in Cwmbran in a Welsh-Government supported investment of more than £10m
• SPTS Technologies has been awarded a Welsh Government R&D grant towards a three-year research project which will create 30 full-time roles in Newport
• Global packaging firm Essentra, a FTSE 250 company, opens a new 52,000 sq ft purpose-built packaging manufacturing facility at Imperial Park in Newport tomorrow, creating more than 20 jobs
Carwyn Jones said: "Inward investment to Wales is at record levels. These six projects are creating a very significant number of new, high-quality jobs for Wales.
"There's nothing we can't do in Wales and that's what I'll be telling international investors tomorrow. They won't just have to take my word for it – today's announcements are the latest in a steady stream of new and existing investors who continue to choose Wales."