Falklands : Stanley Business benefits from localisation of MPA services
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 14.04.2013 (Article Archived on 28.04.2013)
The first localisation project has been achieved following a considerable period of discussion between the Falkland Islands Government and the Ministry of Defence.
Business benefits from localisation of MPA services
J. Brock (FINN)
The first localisation project has
been achieved following a considerable period of discussion between the
Falkland Islands Government and the Ministry of Defence. With the signing of a
contract for a Stanley Electrical Limited to provide photocopier and printer
services at Mount Pleasant, the first steps towards the localisation of
services to British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) took place.
Stanley Electrical Ltd, the parent
company of The Print Shop, took up the maintenance of photocopier machines at
the base on April 8.
Company owner Steve Vincent said:
“ I want to thank all those involved with making this happen - its taken a long
time to finalise but the results have been worth the wait. We now have a
marvellous opportunity to expand our business into MPA and I hope many other
local companies decide to do the same.”
Extending the existing FIG
photocopier contract to enable a local supplier to provide the same service to
BFSAI provides benefits to both parties as well as creating long term,
sustainable employment opportunities, said MLA Mike Summers.
Photocopier and air terminal
services were identified as early localisation projects for FIG and the MoD in
November last year.
Head of Policy Jamie Fotheringham
said he was delighted that the localisation programme was now starting to deliver
real benefits to the Islands. “I congratulate all of those involved in
delivering the first of what I hope will be many localisation contracts,” he