Staffordshire firm’s profits rise to £365 million
The North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce says JCB is a vital part of the Midlands’ economy.
The firm has announced record profits for last year, and a report has concluded the company supports 24,000 UK jobs.
JCB is a major UK exporter, and is based at Rocester in Staffordshire.
“It’s very good that at the moment there is a resurgence in manufacturing and the West Midlands are leading the way,” said Sara Williams, North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce.
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Cloud will largely clear this evening, although with variable cover and few light showers over the Derbyshire hills.
The rain will clear during the evening so the rest of the night will be dry and mild with long clear periods.