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Growing Keighley company gets lift to new premises
3:42pm Thursday 10th April 2014 in News
A growing Keighley company has moved to new premises.
Keighley Lifts has relocated to a building in Pitt Street, just around the corner from its smaller former site.
The 18,000 sq ft Beckside House was bought last year, and has been extensively refurbished.
Support for the expansion has been provided in the form of a six-figure loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Keighley Lifts – part of the Swansea Lifts Group – installs and maintains lifts and stairlifts for businesses and individual customers, mainly across the north of England.
The family-run firm has a turnover of about £1.5 million and a 25-strong workforce, including two apprentices recruited recently as part of its growth plans.
Managing director, Stuart Boocock, said: “The move to Beckside House is a huge step forward for the company, as it is both vastly bigger than our old premises as well as being an eye-catching landmark.
“The extra space will enable us to take on much larger numbers of contracts, as well as recruit and train new staff in the coming years, securing our future in the area for a long time to come.
“The support from our bank relationship manager was a huge help in ensuring a smooth and painless transition from one site to another.”
Ben Cutts, the relationship manager for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “Keighley Lifts has proved it is possible for a well-run family business to compete successfully against larger companies by offering a high-quality service, and the move to the new premises and recruitment of apprentices demonstrates the company is continuing to grow solidly.
“We work closely with our customers to ensure we’re able to offer them the most suitable support for their growth needs.”
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