Car maker Jaguar Land Rover is creating 300 jobs at a new logistics plant in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
They are being created on the back of the success of the new Evoque model, which is made on Merseyside.
The firm also plans to spend an extra £1billion with suppliers over the next four years.
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