Suzy Davies commends local business with big plans
Suzy Davies, Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales West, has commended the efforts of one of the newest businesses to be set up in Swansea.
Accommodation Furniture Solutions started trading in October following investment from seven former Remploy employees. The directors invested their redundancy payments following the closing of the Remploy factory in Fforestfach.
During a recent meeting with directors Mrs Davies also had a tour of the factory facility that is now being used to fulfil some of the contracts that Remploy previously had.
Mrs Davies, who is also a member of the Committee for Children and Young People said "its good to see that the new business is not only calling upon the skills of the former Remploy employees, but also in process of actively engaging with local colleges to provide a work experience programme for students."
"We wanted to not let the experience that our workforce had go to waste. As well as this we knew we could offer something competitive to the market" said Kevin Edwards, Managing Director of AFS Ltd. He added "We are also looking to let out some of our premises to a training organisation with the view to further strengthening our ties with the local community."
"Everyone has shown great levels of ingenuity in getting this business started" Mrs Davies went on to say. "The fact that the directors have negotiated better contracts for supplies and deliveries shows that when common sense is applied businesses can prosper."
Less than four months after being set up Accommodation Furniture Solutions is already branching out to supply more companies and businesses. "Everyone really seems to have embraced the emphasis of working hard to achieve their goals, and it really seems like they don’t know the meaning of the word ‘cant’" said the AM for South Wales West.
"I am sure 2014 will see Accommodation Furniture Solutions continue to grow from strength to strength and I hope that more local businesses follow the excellent example they have set."