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MP Visits Local Business Celebrating 50 Years of Trading

Dr Kieran Mullan, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, has visited local family run business, Repclif Chemical Services, to mark their 50th anniversary of business.

Repclif Chemical Services Limited, now marketed under its trademark ‘Qualkem’ brand, is based on Macon Way and manufactures chemical products for the Portable Toilet, Leisure, Music, Dental, Veterinary, Facilities and Healthcare sectors.

Qualkem Brands has also become well known for giving back to the community. During the 2020 lockdowns, they gifted nearly £18,000 worth of its Electrosan Antiviral Skin & surface Spray to to help struggling Cheshire care homes and the Donna Louise Hospice, in Stoke-on-Trent.  They worked with local North West Counties football team, Sandbach United, to create Electosan hand sanitiser stations, as well as signed an exclusive deal with Barnardo’s that’s led to more than £23,000 being raised for helping their shops re-open safely and for support projects for vulnerable children in the north west.

 At an anniversary event hosted at their site, Kieran, alongside the Crewe Town Mayor, officially opened a new upcycled outdoor space for their staff. This area has been created by care leavers and virtual school students, in partnership with Cheshire East Council, giving them valuable hands-on experience and skills.

Repclif is passionate about young people and providing them with the skills and training they need to get on in life. At the event, Kieran took the opportunity to speak to a number of young employees, including Lauren, who had just passed her apprenticeship in Business Administration. He also spoke to Ross Coaton, who joined the company as part of the Springboard Project, a local project which aims to support young adults in the world of work.

Kieran commented “Investing in young people and improving their talents and skills is key for the success of businesses and Repclif are passionate about supporting people in the local area. Thanks to Ivan and all his team! Here’s to 50 more years!”

Ivan Antekell-Clifford, Managing Director of Repclif said “It was a pleasure to meet Kieran at our 50th Anniversary celebratory BBQ. Our shared passion to see the youth of Crewe being attracted to local business shone through. It was lovely for Kieran to meet up with Ross Coaton, our latest recruit from the Springboard Project, having only met him a couple of weeks earlier at a visit to Safe Opportunities.  As the business continues to grow and move towards more sustainable packaging solutions, we look forward to welcoming Kieran back later this year when we launch our new recycled plastic tube labelling and filling operation. Thanks for supporting us and local business.”