Cheshire West and Chester Council offers support to CF Fertilisers workforce

9 June 2022

Following yesterday’s announcement by CF Fertilisers proposing a possible closure of its Ince manufacturing facility near Chester, Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council and Andrew Lewis, Chief Executive met the company on Wednesday afternoon (8 June) to offer support for the company and its employees.

Councillor Gittins said:

“This is sad news, and our conversation this afternoon was to offer help and support for the employees and families should these proposals go ahead.

“Our business support teams are ready to do all they can to assist the workforce, the company and any of the local supply chains.”

In such circumstances the Council would offer a comprehensive support package for any staff facing redundancy including the National Careers Service, Department for Work and Pensions, Springboard Cheshire, the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership and Work Zone programmes.

Added Councillor Gittins:

“The Ellesmere Port Industrial Area is currently seeing billions of pounds in future investment with many businesses expanding especially in the green energy areas and Hydrogen production.

“My hope now is that any of the workforce affected would be able to take advantage of new opportunities in this exciting and expanding area.”

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