The Bishop of Bradford blesses our new factory
‘The Spring Works’ has been officially opened by the Bishop of Bradford on Wednesday 7th November 2012.
The Right Reverend Nick Baines, blessed the building and unveiled a plaque to mark the launch of the £3.5 million factory.
Chairman, Tim Parkinson, thanked all those who had rallied round to offer their support following the fire in 2010 and the Bishop paid tribute to the people who had risen above selfishness and competitiveness to help Airedale Springs survive.
Feedback from the event has been extremely encouraging with comments such as;
“I was impressed by all that you have done and by the great spirit of your team”
“You have a fantastic facility – looking round the factory inspires me with confidence for the future of British Manufacturing”
“It was great to meet the Airedale Team – they really did you proud!”
“I was most impressed with your new factory and the positive attitude of all the employees”
An early start with the BBC Breakfast team
We were delighted to receive a request from the BBC Breakfast team to broadcast live from our new factory on Tuesday 27th November.
Once again our staff rose to the challenge and all volunteered to start work at 5am – that’s true commitment!
The BBC liked the Airedale story – the idea that a business can overcome such a huge issue and restart itself again, and broadcast a special programme looking at businesses that have triumphed over adversity.
In the Spotlight…
Other media coverage over the past month has been excellent, with newspaper features in the Keighley New, T & A and Yorkshire Post, TV coverage on BBC Look North and BBC Breakfast and a radio interview on BBC Radio 5.
We have had a fantastic response to our recent events and media coverage and are delighted with the number of new enquiries we’ve attracted as a result – we continue to thank all those who support us and welcome all new opportunities to supply springs and wire forms.
If you have business for wire forms, compression springs, tension springs or closed coiled garter springs then please send your enquiry direct to our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on Tel : 01535 643456