Planning go-ahead for major new facility

Brecon Pharmaceuticals Ltd has gained planning permission for a new factory and warehouse facilities at its Wye Valley Business Park site in Hay-on-Wye. The company currently employs 235 staff and this latest expansion would see as many as 115 further jobs created.

Brecon is already Hay-on-Wye’s largest employer and the company continues to expand in terms both of capacity and capabilities in line with the increasing demand in the market for its high quality services.

Permission was granted at a meeting of the Brecon Beacons National Park’s planning control committee, where member were told the expansion would be good for the town. Reported in the Brecon & Radnor Express, Park member, Ross Murray said: “The people of Hay must think that Christmas has come early. It is an extremely positive thing for a small Mid-Wales market town to have an employer of this quality”.

The newspaper says Brecon chairman, Leon Morelli, told the meeting that the company is a key figure in the town’s economy, “Our further investment is vital to the wealth of the our local economy. We offer secure, well paid jobs with career potential and profit share for all employees.”

The committee also heard that Brecon was committed to being a good neighbour. “We hold the ISO14001 environmental standard which requires us publicly to commit to improve over time as an integral part of our business plan. That commitment makes us good neighbours,” said Mr Morelli.

This latest development has been prompted by ongoing growth in demand for Brecon’s clinical trial supply and commercial packaging services and further supports the company’s declared mission of “Growth through Excellence”.

Chief Executive John Bath said: “Brecon has a fundamental commitment to quality in every area of our operations. We have built-up a reputation for delivering the highest possible standard of service at competitive prices, and this is now being reflected in the level of demand we are experiencing. These new facilities will enable us continue serving our customers to the levels they expect, while offering them even greater flexibility and capabilities.”

3rd October 2003

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