In March 2012, the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, visited Ulverston in Cumbria. Accompanied by GSK chief executive, Andrew Witty, and assorted dignitaries, he announced a major expansion of the pharmaceutical giant’s local plant with the creation of 1,000 new jobs. Said Cameron: “This is a massive vote of confidence in the workforce at GSK and Ulverston. The fact that this business is going to invest half a billion pounds and creating jobs here and in Scotland is really good news for this business and really good news for Britain.”