Following successful applications for grants from the Leeds Enterprise Partnership (LEP), to assist in the financing of the improvement of the Beechwood production facilities, and from the Supply Chain Programme run by Huddersfield University, to contribute towards the funding of a LEAN implementation programme for the entire LBBC Group, we are pleased to announce the start of a substantial long-term investment program in LBBC Beechwood, commencing January 2020.
General Manager, Andy Quayle, comments, “Beechwood is having a very good year in terms of growth, driven primarily through strong inter-company trading. Our plan is to grow the business substantially over the next five years through non inter-company sales. In order to do this, we will be investing in more training and development, plant and equipment, implementing LEAN processes and, ultimately, creating more jobs.
The grants we have received from both the LEP and the Supply Chain Programme, will take us forward immeasurably in terms of safety, quality, cost and delivery, so we are hugely grateful to both organisations for their help and support.”
“This investment programme is good news for our LBBC Beechwood division.” Managing Director, Howard Pickard, comments, “We are pleased to be making these investments in our LBBC Beechwood division which is part of our wider continued investment programme in Health and Safety, the new businesses of Resomation and LBBC Baskerville, and research and development across the Group”
We look forward to posting regular updates, to communicate the progress of our plans to become a world-class manufacturing organisation and prepare the business for the sixth generation of family ownership.