A STEEL services company has extra mettle.

Mark Ford has joined Riddlesden-based John W Laycock as business manager.

The former army corporal – who saw service in parts of the world including Belize, the Falklands and Norway – has also worked in senior production management at Rolls-Royce Aerospace, with responsibility for major engine delivery facilities.

A Laycock's spokesman said: "Mark is a hands-on manager who leads from the front and has joined an outward and forward-looking team.

"He brings experience which will be vital as we seek to improve and develop our service to meet the exacting requirements of our diverse range of customers."

Mr Ford is a keen Bradford City FC supporter and a fan of Metallica and AC/DC.