Local MP, Karen Bradley contacted the management at Alton Towers this morning following the news that a Consortium comprised of Blackstone, KIRKBI (Merlin’s largest shareholder) and CPPIB had made an offer to buy Merlin Entertainments which includes Alton Towers.
Karen was seeking reassurance concerning local jobs and a commitment to Alton Towers.
“Following the news of the offer this morning to buy Merlin Entertainments, I have been in touch with the management at Alton Towers.
The management at Alton Towers have reassured me that ‘the Consortium plans to keep open all existing Merlin locations in the UK and is not intending to dispose of any material part of the Merlin business. It has also indicated it does not envisage any material changes to employees or Management.’
Alton Towers is a fantastic tourist attraction here in Staffordshire Moorlands and I hope that the sale will create even more jobs and bring more tourists to the area.”