Death of Keighley company owner

First published in News

Trevor Alan Driver – owner and chairman of former Keighley company John Binns & Son (Springs) – has died.

Born in 1948, Trevor lost his fight against a rare and aggressive form of cancer last month.

He had been managing director and then chairman of John Binns since 1982, and had overseen the expansion of the firm from its premises in Keighley to its current, purpose-built factory on the Airedale Business Centre in Skipton.

Established in 1895, the firm manufactures springs and wire forms for industry.

Trevor witnessed an enormous change in the technologies used in spring making. While he could recall the days when the first job of a very early morning start was to stoke up the coal-fired tempering ovens, he embraced new developments in machines.

Until recently, Trevor had lived at Broughton, and before that at Hetton, but had moved to Alderney on his retirement.

Trevor leaves his wife Viv, daughter Nicola, sons Christ-ian and Alex, grandchildren Matthew, Hannah, Tom, Ollie, Libby and Chloe, and great granddaughter Emilia May.

He was buried in Alderney on Tuesday. There is a memorial service at Rylstone Parish Church at 1pm on May 16.

Anyone wishing to pay their respects is welcome to attend. The family has asked for donations to Cancer Research UK in lieu of flowers.

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