Staines 'open for business' after global pharmaceutical giant Mallinckrodt opens new HQ in town

Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng personally welcomed Mallinckrodt to Staines, declaring the move proved Staines was very much "open for business"

A major international pharmaceutical company has opened its headquarters in Staines .

Mallinckrodt plc is now based in a new building in The Causeway, in a move that shows the town in "open for business" according to Spelthorne ’s MP.

The business develops, manufactures, markets and distributes pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical pro-ducts and therapies, as well as nuclear imaging products.

According to the company the first phase of moving will involve the creation of new positions and the movement of key roles from other places to locate around 45 new jobs in Staines.

At a ceremony attended by representatives of the local chamber of commerce and other business groups, Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Mallinckrodt’s decision to establish its global headquarters in Staines-upon-Thames proves that the town is very much ‘open for business’.

“We have the people, skills and resources that international business requires, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome Mallinckrodt to the area.

"I first met representatives of the company last year when they were looking at this new investment in the UK and I am proud that my suggestion they consider the Staines area has now come to fruition.”

To coincide with the opening, the company announced they would be donating £100,000 to Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Paul Crawshaw, divisional director for women and children’s services and consultant neonatologist at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted Mallinckrodt has chosen to link with Ashford and St Peter’s hospitals, and in particular with our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and wishes to make such a generous donation.

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