Yesterday I visited James Dewhurst on Altham Industrial Estate. They employ over 200 people in their precision fabrics business and export all over the world. You'll find their products in car seats, flooring, roofing, wind turbines, military clothing and insulation products and their UK manufacturing is done in the constituency.
It was an excellent opportunity to speak with Malcolm Blackwell the Group CEO about their plans for the future, the business in America and how they can help other business and young people in Hyndburn and Haslingden find work and apprenticeships with them.
I'd like to thank the firm for allowing me to visit and I look forward to seeing their apprenticeship and other developments grow in the future.