Black cab company announces job losses day after Royal visit - The Rugby Observer

Black cab company announces job losses day after Royal visit

Andy Morris 30th Jan, 2019 Updated: 30th Jan, 2019   0

BLACK cab manufacturer London Electric Vehicle Company has announced impending job losses a day after Prince Charles was taken on a tour of its factory.

The company, based at Ansty Park, announced it will cut 70 agency staff members.

A spokesperson said: “2019 will be a challenging year for UK automotive.

“To prepare the business we are reducing the number of agency staff and making productivity improvements.

“We still expect demand to continue to grow over the coming years.”


PRINCE Charles saw a new generation of electric vehicles being built in Rugby Borough when he visited the London Electric Vehicle Company.

He was welcomed to the facility – the UK’s first ever car plant dedicated to electric vehicles – by CEO Chris Gubbey, Chairman Carl-Peter Forster, and Master of The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers Phil Davis.

After learning about the new electric London taxi the TX eCity, Prince Charles embarked upon a tour around the factory.

He took time to speak to factory operatives, including production apprentice Ellie Bowes, and said he was pleased to see young people being encouraged to pursue manufacturing as a career.

The Prince also met senior engineers before unveiling a unique plaque commemorating his visit.

A company spokesperson said: “His Royal Highness left us with a feeling of pride and motivation for the work we’re doing. It was great to demonstrate that the best of British manufacturing is still thriving.”


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