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Jobs created at Bentley headquarters in Crewe

Bentley's headquarters in Crewe Credit: PA

Luxury carmaker Bentley is creating over 140 jobs.

More than 50 apprentices will be taken on at the company's headquarters in Crewe, as well as 90 engineers.

Bentley is expanding its model range under an £800 million investment over three years.

The announcement follows a record year in 2013, when the company built more than 10,000 models, the highest in its 95-year history.

100 new jobs at Bentley in Crewe

Bentley Motors Credit: PA

Bentley motors are creating 100 new jobs at their headquarters in Crewe.

The factory is to become a centre of excellence for Volkswagen W12 engine production.

W12 engine Credit: Bentley

Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, said: “This is an important step, not just for Bentley but also for the UK manufacturing sector.

This W12 centre of excellence is recognition of the long standing engine manufacturing expertise we have that has resulted in performance improvements across the model ranges over recent years.

The production of this advanced engine and its future generations will bring new technologies and skills to Crewe.”

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Jobs boost for Bentley and luxury car supply chain

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visiting the Bentley factory last year Credit: Andrew Yates/PA Wire

The Crewe-based luxury car maker Bentley is leading a project that hopes to save hundreds of jobs.

It will work with its suppliers in a £9m scheme to boost production of parts for luxury cars.

Part of the money behind the project is coming from a Government-backed initiative aimed at safeguarding supply chains across a variety of industries.

Known as the 'Niche Luxury Vehicle Cluster Supplier Capacity Building Programme', Bentley's project is expected to create almost 400 direct jobs and safeguard more than 150 other roles.

It will be financed by £2m from the Department for Business's Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative. The other £7m will come from private partners.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “This is a welcome boost to jobs and growth in the North West. This investment will secure Britain’s future as a world leader in both traditional and new technologies.”

Bentley chief welcomes investment

The funding we have received from the Regional Growth Fund will help us in two key ways. First, it will help ensure that we have a skilled workforce we need to deliver our projects and remain globally competitive. Second, the R&D support enables us to work on a key engine development project that will help us expand in key markets.

– Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bentley Chief Executive

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Clegg: new jobs 'number one priority'

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has confirmed the creation of 500 future jobs and the protection of a further 200 at Bentley's factory in Crewe.

It is fantastic to be announcing 500 new and 200 protected jobs here in Crewe today. Creating jobs and growth is my number one priority for Britain right now.

For too long the UK economy has been too focused on the City of London. The Regional Growth Fund is helping companies across the country to grow their businesses and create jobs.

– Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
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