K Sharp Ltd, a human science and engineering company, has moved its head office to Llanelli. The company works extensively with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and specialises in future technologies and cyber.

Nia Griffith, the MP for Llanelli and Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, opened K Sharp’s new head office in West End last Friday (6th April) with Barry and Amanda Kirby, who founded K Sharp in 2011.

Barry Kirby, Managing Director at K Sharp, said: “We are delighted to be moving our company’s head office to Llanelli’s West End. I know that K Sharp will be able to thrive here, and I’m very much looking forward to engaging with the local community.

We at K Sharp believe in developing strong partnerships with businesses and institutions in the surrounding area and offering people here opportunities for highly-skilled work experience and internships. Having started my career in the military and worked in the aerospace and defence industry, I know the opportunities that human science research companies like K Sharp can provide for local people and communities.

I’m looking forward to what our future here will bring, and I hope our influence and ability to bring institutions together to engage in the defence sector will benefit the Llanelli area.”

Nia Griffith MP said: “It’s fantastic to see research and engineering companies like K Sharp taking the decision to move to Llanelli.

It is very valuable to have companies based here that can provide specialised work opportunities and contribute to our skill base. It is also great to see Barry Kirby and the rest of the K Sharp team so eager to embed themselves in the community and work with other local businesses.

The work K Sharp does with the Ministry of Defence is cutting edge  and makes a significant contribution to the defence of our nation. I’m looking forward to working with them as we go forward to support the valuable work they do and the benefit they bring to our local area.”

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