Madeleine Moon MP

Member of Parliament for Bridgend


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Madeleine Moon MP visits KPC

Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon visited KPC Youth & Community last week to meet with Alison Mawby, Project Manager and volunteers from a local Company who have nominated KPC as their charity for the coming year.

KPCY is just surviving and despite the uncertain future they are facing Alison was upbeat and determined to find any funding available to help them keep the centre open.

Madeleine said:

“I keep in touch with KPC and visit as often as I can and know the difficulties they are facing.  Everyone in the community knows of KPC and the many clubs and courses they run for the benefit of the youngsters and wider community.  I spoke with a group this morning using the computer suite receiving training and support in job searches and compiling CVs and they were full of praise for the staff who were helping them achieve the skills they need to succeed in the job market.”

New courses evolve when a need in the community is identified recently a daytime session of messy play for babies and toddlers has started and where Mums get to meet new friends and chat over a cup of coffee. Also Zumba classes and Rebound sessions for kids, teens and adults are now on the programme.

KPC was established in 1998 and despite its recognised positive effect on the community is struggling. Alison spoke about their EU funding that is ending in December and the proposal for cutting the centre opening hours in the next few months. KPC are continually thinking of ways to fundraise, their popular Golf Day is coming up on 23 June and there is a list on their wall of items that people can donate, such as ink cartridges, postage stamps, coins, foreign notes.  Also donations of unwanted clothes, shoes, hats and items for resale on E-bay.

The Vibrant Volunteer team I met were looking at the buildings to prioritise what work to carry out and what was most in need. They provide the manpower but need the materials for the work. If you can help or give donations to KPC please contact them on 01656 749219 or visit their website for more information:


Madeleine Moon MP visits KPC

Madeleine Moon MP visits KPC

Customised Sheet Metal Ltd

Manufacturing Business of the Year 2016


Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon met with Malcolm Pearce and Jonathan Templar, Directors at Customised Sheet Metal Ltd to congratulate them on being awarded Manufacturing Business of the Year 2016 for the second year running.

 CSM said they had been extremely busy over the last few months with bespoke projects for Amazon and exporting products to Germany with new orders coming in from European countries. Their principal service is providing sheet metal engineering to specifications provided by their clients.

Madeleine said: “Matthew told me CSM has been established on the Brackla industrial Estate for over 25 years and now have 30 employees. Their growth in orders means their present facility is too small and they are seeking bigger premises on the estate.”

Matthew said they operate an apprenticeship scheme at the Company taking on engineering apprentices with good grades in maths which is essential for the technical expertise needed for their work and they are difficult to find. He was encouraged to know that local Schools were actively working on STEM subjects with pupils to raise interest in engineering as well as science, technology and maths to achieve higher standards across the board in the next generation. Another niche company operating in the Bridgend constituency succeeding in the global market.

Customised Sheet Metal Ltd Wins Manufacturing Business of the Year 2016

Customised Sheet Metal Ltd Manufacturing Business of the Year 2016

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