600 UK welcomed the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, the Business Minister to their Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire facility on Friday 27 February 2015 where he was able to see, at first hand, the results of recent investments.
These recent investments had contributed to 600 UK’s recent ‘EEF Future Manufacturing’ award win which had focussed on their business modernisation and reshoring initiatives.
The visit was part of the Minister’s Great Business Tour, where he is visiting 100 businesses in as many days. The Minister is currently in Yorkshire.
Mike Berry, 600 UK managing director said “It was a real pleasure to meet the Minister and explain to him the significant changes already completed together with our ongoing new developments. These have resulted from a real team effort and total involvement by all employees making our factory vision a reality. The Minister was also impressed with our commitment to industry, particularly within the education sector, and was shown our benchmark Colchester and Harrison training lathes being manufactured in preparation for delivery to both UK and overseas training establishments.”
Business Minister, Matt Hancock said “It was fantastic to visit 600 UK and see the first rate work they are doing with support from our Regional Growth Fund.”
“This shows our long-term economic plan is working. By creating jobs and spreading prosperity across Yorkshire, 600 UK are building the machines that are building a better Britain.”