Pat McFadden MP visited Bilston based Atlas Refurb & Repair Ltd on Friday 18th September. Mr McFadden was shown around the factory unit by Managing Director Cameron Fowler where he was shown how Atlas Refurb and Repair Ltd assess and recondition electrical items and furniture that have been returned by customers. The products are checked that they are safe and fully functional before being distributed for resale to consumers. The business is looking to expand its operations and is hoping to increase the size of its factory to accommodate new business opportunities.
Mr Fowler went on to discuss how Atlas Refurb & Repair Ltd had been working with Wolverhampton College to provide work experience opportunities for students alongside engineers and warehouse staff in their factory and is now looking to develop opportunities for the long term unemployed.
Mr McFadden and Mr Cameron discussed the actions from an online business crime meeting that Mr McFadden had chaired on 4th September. Mr McFadden set up the meeting between local businesses, West Midlands Police, City of Wolverhampton Council and the office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner in response to concerns raised by business on the Barton Industrial Estate.
Mr McFadden said “It was fascinating to see what happens to all those unwanted or faulty products that are returned by consumers. Bilston has many, many fantastic and innovative businesses and it was great to see what Atlas Refurb and Repair are doing.”