– Cllr Phil Davies, Leader of Wirral Council
"This announcement is potentially fantastic news for Unilever Port Sunlight and Wirral and we will do all we can to support the company throughout their consultation process.
"We are tremendously proud of the quality of work that takes place at Port Sunlight and the relationship that has developed between Unilever and the village.
"The company'?s contribution to the culture, heritage and economy of Wirral is massive and I am pleased that a global company like Unilever continues to have confidence in Port Sunlight as a significant base for its operations.?"
Unilever has announced it will invest £40m in Port Sunlight, its biggest UK factory while shutting sites in Swansea, Bridgend and Slough with around 800 jobs lost.