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Lift off for minister's visit to aviation company

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 08, 2013

AT THE CONTROLS: Business Minister Vince Cable tries out a GE Aviation flight simulator with the help of Duncan MacKeller

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BUSINESS Minister Dr Vince Cable met apprentices and graduates when he visited GE Aviation at Bishop's Cleeve yesterday afternoon.

Dr Cable was taken on a tour by GE Aviation's site leader Alan Jones and the president of GE UK, Mark Elborne, stopping to chat to employees.

He discussed the state of the business, which provides jet and turboprop engines and components and the company's extensive apprentice and graduate schemes.

Dr Cable said: "GE Aviation reminds us why manufacturing remains one of our national success stories and lies at the heart of the Government's industrial strategy."

For a full report on the minister's visit to Cheltenham, see tomorrow's Echo and for more on his tour of GE Aviation, don't miss The Business in Tuesday's paper.

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  • disco2disco  |  February 08 2013, 8:29PM

    Why did Vince choose to visit a private school (Cheltenham Ladies School) and not an excellent local school such as Balcaras? And whilst on this subject why can Cheltenham Ladies School manage to get such esteemed guests (Vince, Shami Chakrabarti, Sarah Winckless to name but a few) but our local schools do not?