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Nick Gibb MP visits AJS Labels

PaulNick Gibb MP visited AJS Labels on Friday 2nd September. Nick has been the Member of Parliament for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton since 1997. He has taken a particularly keen interest in AJS since opening the company to new owners Jayne and Andrew Scrimgeour in 2009. Recent visits have included commissioning the £900k HP WS6000 and Digicon Series 2 equipment in 2011 and also the £1m MPS EC330 press in 2013.

Nick was most impressed with the progress made by the company, moving from a loss-making business in 2009 to UK Packaging Company of the Year, Label of the Year and overall Sussex Business of the Year in 2016. . He was particulary pleased to hear about the opening of AJS North, the new factory in Yorkshire and saw this as a bold move.

MP meets the AJS staff team

Andrew showed Nick around the site, introducing him to many of the staff.

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‘Nick Gibb is a very strong constituency MP. He plays an important role as one of Her Majesty’s Ministers of State but still has time to deal with local matters. He has been most supportive of the business and has helped some of our 85 staff with more personal issues.’

A shared interest in training

As Minister of State for Schools, Nick was particularly interested to learn about the training and development programs which the company runs.

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‘We know the importance of well-trained staff,’ said Andrew Scrimgeour. ‘Printing is a complex business which demands highly-skilled staff across the board. We believe in taking on young individuals and working with them to develop them to their full potential. Our Management Team is a prime example of this; pure, home-grown talent and some of the very best managers in the industry!’

Nick spent 2 hours on site learning more about the challenges of label-printing.

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