PIRAMAL’S LANDMARK NEW SUITE IN GRANGEMOUTH
Thursday, 19 November 2015 14:06
MacDonald praises Piramal on local expansion as it becomes the 150th firm to sign First Minister’s Scottish Business Pledge
The Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk East, Angus MacDonald, has welcomed a new £2 million life science manufacturing suite in his constituency. The healthcare firm’s latest expansion in Grangemouth has created 20 new jobs in the area and the suite has been officially opened by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
The new Piramal Healthcare Limited suite produces antibody drug conjugates which are involved in the treatment of various types of cancer. The company received a £200,000 Scottish Enterprise RSA grant towards the building of the facility, which has created 20 high value jobs – an integral part of a burgeoning Life Science Sector which currently employs around 33,000 people in Scotland.
Ms. Sturgeon also announced Piramal has become the latest and the 150th firm to sign up to the Scottish Business Pledge. Launched in May, the Pledge is a code which fosters best business practice that the Scottish Government is encouraging companies to subscribe to voluntarily.
Hailing the opening of this dynamic new extension at the Piramal facilities in Grangemouth, local MSP Angus MacDonald - pictured below outside the Scottish Parliament - commented, “Piramal’s commitment to Grangemouth for its Scottish operation has been extremely welcome since the firm opened here in 2005.
Mr. MacDonald continued his statement by saying, “The official opening of the new suite and the 20 high value jobs associated with it is testament to the fact that Grangemouth is the ideal location for international and indigenous firms to invest and expand.
“I also warmly welcome Piramal’s decision to sign up to the First Minister’s Scottish Business Pledge – the 150th company to do so - which is a voluntary code for companies to commit to the best of modern business practices.
“I look forward to Piramal’s long term presence in Grangemouth.”