Ebbw Vale – Recruitment agency
Sigma Recruitment has provided recruitment services to a diverse range of manufacturing companies in Ebbw Vale and the surrounding areas.
Ebbw Vale has a strong manufacturing background but over the last 20 years much has changed and following the demise of the coal industry the town is now steadily becoming a centre for new technologies. One of the major industrial estates has been the Rassau industrial estate, Ebbw Vale NP23 5SD.
The Ebbw Vale Steelworks site known as “The Works” is being re-developed under a £350 million regeneration project by Blaenau Gwent Council and Welsh Government. It will then have many different uses; housing, retail & office, wetlands, a learning campus and many other uses. The steelworks closed in 2002 and the land was remediated over a period of approximately five years. Outline planning consent was granted in 2007 for a mixed-use development. The Environmental Resource Centre (ERC) is an educational facility designed by Cardiff University’s Design Research Unit and located on the Hotmill Plateau, it was the first building to be completed as part of the redevelopment of the former steelworks site in Ebbw Vale. The centre is located on an ecologically rich site next to the Pumphouse cooling ponds, which have become a haven for wildlife since the closure of the steelworks.
The Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone is already the base for international companies such as Tenneco, Yuasa Battery, Continental Teves, G-TEM, Penn Pharma and Monier Redland.
There are also plans to create an international motorbike racing circuit hosting MotoGP for 2015. This would provide a major spur to the Enterprise Zone project by creating a motorsport centre of excellence.
Ebbw Vale also offers good access to other manufacturing hubs in the UK including the West Midlands. This is of particular importance to companies within the Zone in terms of sustaining their supply chains.
If you are a company based in Ebbw Vale or the surrounding areas please contact Sigma Recruitment today to discuss how we can make a difference to your recruitment strategy.