Ford's WRC team creates 120 new jobs

M Sport, the company behind Ford's World Rally Championship programme, will create 120 new jobs at its HQ in Cockermouth, UK, having won planning approval to develop its Dovenby Hall site. Approval has been given for a new warehouse, tyre store, graphic design workshop and conference area, and the refurbishment of existing buildings. MD Malcolm Wilson said: "To offer 120 jobs in an area where there are closures almost weekly is important to us."

Ford's WRC team creates 120 new jobs

He continued: "We believe our future and the future of the wider community hinges on the development and expansion of Dovenby Hall, and with that the creation of local employment opportunities.

"The development of World Rally Cars is a specialist business. We are proud to bring new ideas and technologies into the region and as a direct result offer opportunities for economic and personal growth to the local work force."

The new facilities will enable M Sport to bring more of its production processes in-house, and will grow its total workforce to nearly 300 employees. The company is one of Cumbria's largest employers, and approximately 90 percent of its workers originate locally.

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