Earlier this summer, we welcomed Robbie Moore, Member of Parliament for Keighley and Ilkley on a site visit.
On the visit, Mr Moore was given the opportunity to explore the cutting-edge facilities at our site, where he was shown the extensive range of services we offers our clientele in a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, energy and many more.
The visit also gave the platform for discussions around the crucial role played by the business in the local community, as well as showing how it is driving innovation in the industry.
Speaking about the role it has played, Mr Moore said:
“Keighley is a powerhouse of talent with a manufacturing and engineering sector that has served as the backbone of our community for well over 100 years.”
“Businesses like Keighley Laboratories are therefore part of the heart and soul of Keighley, providing local, highly-skilled jobs and contributing to our wider economy by supporting a range of UK-wide sectors, including Passenger Transportation, Aerospace, Defence and Rail.”
Our facilities boasts modern state-of-the-art laboratories, equipped with advanced technology that is staffed by a team of experienced professionals.
At Keighley Laboratories, we also have a proven track record of training young professionals to a high standard. The visit has come just before we participate in Bradford Manufacturing Weeks, an initiative from the Bradford Chamber of Commerce that educates young people about the career opportunities available in UK manufacturing.
Speaking about his visit, Managing Director Debbie Mellor said:
“Mr Moore’s visit highlights the crucial role that companies like ours play not just in the local community, but also in driving engineering growth in the UK.”
“Understanding our role in helping to produce and nurture the next generation of local talent in our industry is something that is very important to us, and we see it as our duty to help carry on the strength of this industry in West Yorkshire”