You may have heard the news that Rayner Intraocular Lenses, a global manufacturing company has been granted planning permission in Worthing. The company, currently based in Hove, will transfer its 170 workforce to a site located on Dominion Way. The move is expected to benefit the local economy and it will also create around thirty new jobs.

The award winning company is in the process of developing a new £20m headquarters and production plant on the former Eurotherm site. It follows a three year search for a suitable development area.

Councillor Bryan Turner said: “It’s a very good thing for Worthing. It’s a very hi-tech clean business with skilled jobs. It’s very good for the economy locally and it’s very good from a national picture as a lot of the products are exported.”

A spokesman for Rayner Intraocular Lenses added: “Worthing is well positioned for the majority of employees and the site allows for future expansion. Rayner is entering into a very exciting period in its history and we are delighted that our future growth and development will be firmly based within West Sussex.”