The MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Ged Killen, recently met with employees and management at a world-leading photonics company based in Hamilton International Technology Park in his constituency.

Compound Semiconductor Technologies are a fast-growing international business who employ nearly 60 highly skilled people at their base in High Blantyre. The management team were keen to show Mr Killen around their facility and to explain the groundbreaking work they are doing.

Ged Killen MP said after the visit:

“I would like to thank CST for taking the time to show me around their plant and giving me the opportunity to see the fascinating work they do up close. It is amazing to think that such groundbreaking work is based right here in Rutherglen and Hamilton West. It is a very exciting time for the industry which has expanded rapidly over the last few years.

“Not only are the company working closely with local universities in order to grow the local skills base, they are also investing in emerging technologies and markets. I was keen to discuss key opportunities and challenges with the management board, in particular, the impact of Brexit on the photonics industry which is now worth more than £12 billion to the UK economy. I will now pursue the issues raised at our meeting and I look forward to future opportunities to engage with CST and the wider industry.

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