Atomic Weapons Establishment


On Friday, following meetings with the Government Minister responsible for the company, I visited Atomic Weapons Establishment​ (AWE) with Newbury MP Richard Benyon to meet with the new CEO Iain Coucher.

It was a fascinating visit and I also got a chance to speak to the management on a range of issues including terms and conditions and pensions.

AWE is a lynch pin of our national defence and a major employer for the area and both myself and Richard are strong supporters of the organisation. It is a vital depository of atomic knowledge that keeps the UK at the cutting edge of the global science frontier.