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Vestas manager meets former employee

Penny Draper lost her job in 2009 when the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight closed. A sit-in protest by around 25 workers lasted for 18 days and made headlines around the world.

At the time the company had recorded a 70% rise in profits but said the closure of plants in Newport and Southampton was due to reduced demand for wind turbines in northern Europe.

In a unique opportunity, Penny Draper spoke to one of the company's most senior managers in the UK as part of a BBC Radio Solent documentary - Redundant South - Where's my job gone?

As part of her exploration into the issues around the closure and the future of the 'green economy', she met Rob Sauven is MD of Vestas Technology UK in his East Cowes office.


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