Glaxosmithkline Awarded a Research and Development Grant from Scottish Enterprise


22nd December 2011

GSK in Montrose has been awarded a £1.46 million grant.

Finance Secretary John Swinney gave details of the investment on a tour of the Montrose facility on December 19th where he met some of the key staff who will be working on new research and development projects.

The grant will help position the site as a future new product development facility as well as create up to 25 new jobs and safeguard others.

Mr Swinney said 'The Scottish Government and our enterprise agencies are doing all we can to build sustainable economic growth for Scotland. This investment by Glaxosmithkline in Montrose is looking towards the future and I'm encouraged that a world leading company is showing this commitment to the area.'

GSK Montrose Site Director Andy Ross said 'We are very grateful to Scottish Enterprise for all their efforts in relation to the R&D grant. Their financial support will allow us to provide the right people, plant and expertise at a critical time for the GSK Montrose site as we look to introduce innovative new processes so as to maintain our global cost effectiveness. This forms a key part of our future development and sustainability.'

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