A KEIGHLEY-based company has made four new appointments as it diversifies into producing personal protective equipment for the NHS.

PFF Group, whose headquarters are in Royd Ings Avenue, won a major contract from the Department of Health and Social Care to make 360 million disposable polythene aprons.

John Conway – who joined PFF last August in a temporary role – has become general manager of the firm’s manufacturing plant, in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Production manager Sally Pietryga has been promoted to site operations co-ordinator and data capture manager.

And shift managers Craig Martin and Steve Walmsley have been appointed shift production managers.

Kenton Robbins, managing director of PFF Group, said: “We wish our colleagues good luck in these new roles.

“It has been an extremely difficult past year, but our workforce has risen to the challenge magnificently. These appointments put us in a great position to achieve our strategic goals and meet the challenges of the future.”

The group is also continuing with its ‘normal’ role of manufacturing food packaging.