26th March 2021

Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Les Durrant, Swindon Chamber President, have released this joint statement, following the announcement of a new owner for Honda’s UK manufacturing site.

“The Honda site is one of the most strategically important investment opportunities in the South of England. Swindon Chamber of Commerce welcomes the announcement today which provides an important and timely boost for the Swindon community and economy, and sets out the first steps for creating new job and supply chain opportunities for local businesses. The news that Panattoni is committing to invest over £700 million into the 370-acre Honda site is excellent news and a strong commitment to and endorsement of Swindon. We welcome the opportunity to continue our work as a Chamber in supporting all the partners in delivering and building out the site with Panattoni.”

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