Finally, proof of some really productive work from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP! But only for 10 minutes – probably not enough time to map out a new funding package for British industry. Or was it…?!
During his visit to Chippenham-based electronic control and lighting specialist DANLERS in July, the Cabinet Minister and Rt. Hon. Member for Tatton took interest in a Mascot workstation and tried his hand at guided PCB hand assembly. DANLERS has three Mascot Pushtrack systems set in a ‘Lean Line’ configuration – amusingly appropriate given the lean economic times we’ve all endured over the past few years.
Reliable reports from the DANLERS’ staff who observed the Chancellor at work are that his hand assembly skill is pretty competent. But then it’s really hard to get things wrong using a Mascot – even a politician can do a good job! Mr Osborne was tutored on the Mascot by DANLERS Production Trainee Mathew Johnstone.
The primary purpose for Mr Osborne’s two-day visit to Wiltshire was to support Michelle Donelan, the prospective MP for the Chippenham Constituency, and to announce multi-million pound Government grants aimed at creating or securing thousands of jobs. DANLERS Limited was selected by the local Conservative office as a fine example of a successful local company that has maintained its status as a UK manufacturer, resisting the trend to manufacture abroad.