Sharp Clinical Services' HQ move creates 73 jobs

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A life science company is to create 73 jobs when it moves its base from Powys to the south Wales valleys.

Sharp Clinical Services said its Crickhowell site was at full capacity and was moving its European hub to new premises in Rhymney, Caerphilly.

The company said the £9.5m move would also safeguard an existing 70 jobs.

The Welsh Government has provided £500,000 in business finance to help keep the jobs in Wales, following competition from an English site.

Economy Secretary Ken Skates said: "This is a significant expansion project for the life sciences sector in Wales and will effectively embed a large international healthcare plc in Wales, boosting our growing reputation as a key location for pharma service companies."

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