• Kenneth Gibson MSP

GlaxoSmithKline to Create 55 New Jobs in Irvine



GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to create an additional 55 jobs at its North Ayrshire plant, following a £70 million investment to expand capacity by 35%.

Scottish Enterprise has committed £1.5 million towards the expansion.

Announcing the grant funding at the official opening of the new facility, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP said:

"GSK is a global leader in the development of new medicines and a great example of a highly innovative company benefiting from what Scotland has to offer as a manufacturing and exporting base. Its continuing year on year investment in North Ayrshire is a tribute to GSK's highly skilled and motivated workforce."

Added Kenneth Gibson MSP:

"This further investment in North Ayrshire is testament to our thriving life sciences industry and its position as a key growth sector in the Scottish economy.

"I have no doubt that more life science companies will be attracted to invest in North Ayrshire in the months and years ahead as expertise continues to develop in this area.

"GSK's foundations are becoming more deeply rooted in North Ayrshire with each passing year and I am delighted that they continue to make such a strong contribution to our economy. I am also pleased that they will participate in the Employment Fayre I have organised for this coming Friday in Ardrossan, showing their ongoing commitment to employing local people."