A KEIGHLEY-based food packaging manufacturer which has diversified into producing personal protective equipment is continuing to expand.

PFF Group has further bolstered its workforce, with the appointment of Samantha Lee as health and safety officer and Abbie-Leigh Alderson as junior data analyst.

The Royd Ings Avenue firm launched a specialist health division earlier this year, after it won a major contract from the Department of Health and Social Care to make 360 million disposable polythene aprons for frontline NHS staff.

As a result, the group created 100 new jobs and invested more than £2 million in custom-built machines.

Kenton Robbins, PFF Group managing director, said: “We are delighted to have Samantha and Abbie-Leigh on board, supporting the business in functions which are vital to the smooth running of the company as we seek to expand and in particular grow our health division.”