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Dyson bosses say Wiltshire jobs are safe despite headquarters move to Far East

Dyson has reassured their employees following the announcement they will move their HQ to Singapore. Photo: Dyson

Dyson bosses have assured their employees they will still invest in their Wiltshire campuses.

Following James Dyson's announcement that he will move his company's headquarters to Singapore, the company was quick to play down job fears.

The engineering company say only two jobs, from it's executive team, will be moving from Wiltshire to the Far East.

Malmesbury, Hullavington, London and Bristol will continue to be core creative and engineering parts of Dyson, and The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is a vital part of the plan to nurture engineers for a long-term future in the UK.

– Dyson spokesperson
Dyson said they would continue to invest in their Wiltshire Campuses - including Hullavington. Credit: Dyson

Despite claiming an "increasing majority of Dyson's customers" and "all of manufacturing operations are now in Asia", they said the plans would not change "any of our investment and recruitment plans".

Adding the move of Dyson's corporate head office to Singapore simply reflected the increasing importance of Asia to Dyson's business.

Dyson has around 4,000 employees in Wiltshire - which it says it plans to grow in the coming years. Credit: Dyson

Last year Dyson Automotive opened the 750acre, £200m, Hullavington Technology Campus on the site of former Ministry of Defence land.

  • James Gray MP for North Wiltshire, which covers Dyson's Wiltshire campuses said he is not worried about the announcement.

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