TATTON MP Esther McVey discussed the implications of Brexit during a tour of the Waters Corporation site in Wilmslow.

Waters Corporation is the world's leading speciality measurement company, and has 7,000 employees across the globe.

Following a tour of the Waters’ site in Altrincham Road site Ms McVey met with Ian King, senior vice-president, Instrument Technology, from Waters headquarters in Massachusetts, and Brian Smith, vice-president, MS Instrument Technology, from Waters Wilmslow.

During her tour of the site Ms McVey looked at a number of the developments the company is currently working on.

She also discussed the implications of Brexit with Paul Young, who heads Global Government Affairs at Waters headquarters in the USA and flew in for the meeting with the Tatton MP.

Following the meeting Dr Young said: “As a Massachusetts- headquartered company with significant operations in the UK, we are paying very close attention to the implications of Brexit.

“We very much appreciated the opportunity for a frank and robust discussion on possible outcomes with Ms McVey, and look forward to continuing to work closely with her office as the implementation plan for Brexit evolves.”

At the meeting Ms McVey said: “I am delighted to have been able to visit such a fascinating facility and another cutting-edge life sciences business based within the Tatton constituency.

“Waters are bringing some of the best scientists and technicians together in Wilmslow to work on some really exciting new technology.”

Waters Corporation, the world's leading speciality measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for nearly 60 years.

It has about 7,000 employees worldwide, and operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Waters Corporation creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organisations by delivering practical and sustainable scientific innovation to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety and water quality.

Waters’ instruments are used by pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, academic and government organisations working in research and development, quality assurance and other laboratory applications.