Council step in to support Dytecna staff

Sad news struck yesterday as administrators confirmed they had failed to find new investors in Malvern based firm Dytecna.  The news leaves 95 staff in the regrettable position of being made redundant.

Cllr. Phil Grove, portfolio holder for the economy at MHDC said "We're so sorry to hear the news that this long established local business has failed to attract new investors and that redundancies have been made. We have been liaising closely with administrators to ensure we can provide support to staff. We are working with Job Centre Plus, providing advice and information and we are also helping by promoting skilled staff to other businesses in the area."

Dytecna have a skilled local workforce and MHDC's focus is now on trying to help them find alternative employment in the area. Dytecna have staff with technical, engineering, fabrication and electrical skills plus a range of other office, sales and customer support skills.

MHDC are asking local businesses who may be looking for staff to let the Economic Development Team  know what they require on  and they will do their utmost to pass on details to staff and encourage them to share CV's or apply as appropriate.

MHDC and Job Centre Plus have arranged a session with Dytecna staff on Friday at 10am at the Dytecna premises to support staff with redundancy and benefit advice. updating CV's  and applications and finding new work. In addition they have also started working with neighbouring councils to promote staff to other businesses in the county.