SOME of the Keighley area's leading businesses and attractions have been showcased on a national stage.

Seven organisations spotlighted their offering at an event in Parliament, attended by hundreds of people – including senior Government figures.

Those represented were Keighley brewery Timothy Taylor, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Steeton-based Grandma Wild's, the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth's Wyedean Weaving and Chocolate of Haworth, and Byworth Boilers, whose base is in Parkwood Street, Keighley.

The event was hosted by Keighley MP Robbie Moore, who said it had been a huge success.

He added: "With Keighley having the proud privilege of hosting this year’s Yorkshire Day celebrations, I was delighted to take the opportunity to welcome some of our fantastic businesses, organisations and attractions to Westminster so they could showcase their wonderful offerings nationally.

"From breweries to food shops and museums to manufacturers, we had a fantastic range on show. I was so proud to showcase to Parliament all that our town offers.

"We were joined by MPs from across Yorkshire and the country, as well as ministers and members of the cabinet, and it was great to introduce them to local businesses.

"Our town has such a great offering and it is something we must all sing from the rooftops about. I am determined to get Keighley on the map.

"Whilst I could only facilitate seven businesses on the day, this represents a small part of what is great about Keighley.

"Hosting Yorkshire Day this year was the start of something special for Keighley, and we can use this as a huge boost."

The participating businesses spotlighted their products – handing out leaflets and samples – and spoke to parliamentarians about their work.

Those present included food minister Victoria Prentis and the Work and Pensions Secretary, Therese Coffey.

Keighley was the official county host for this year's Yorkshire Day celebrations.

Activities were held across several days.

On Yorkshire Day itself, August 1, mayors and dignitaries from throughout the county converged on the town to take part in a procession and thanksgiving service.

Guests also rode on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, and visited historic East Riddlesden Hall.

The Yorkshire Society paid tribute to Keighley Town Council for its organisation of the celebrations.

A spokesperson said: "You brought us together to celebrate everything that is good about God’s own Country – and you did it with real Yorkshire hospitality and style."