A KEIGHLEY business has taken delivery of two state-of-the-art embroidery machines.

And they have been installed on the same floor – at Speak's Workwear, in Lawkholme Crescent – that housed Singer sewing machines until the 1960s.

Martyn Cattle, embroidery manager, said: "As well as one of the original Singer machines, we've a photo showing the machinists in full swing! It's great to think we're carrying on their legacy.

"Whilst we were manufacturing bluette overalls to help the war effort and corduroy and moleskin trousers to order in days gone by, nowadays we're embroidering and shipping around 10,000 garments a week.

"The new machines have added extra capacity."

Tracy Wowk – nee Speak – the fourth generation of the family to run the business, said: "We are a function of how successful our customers are and whilst some sectors are struggling, there are a lot of Keighley businesses which are flying."