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Keighley company set to fly

Keighley Laboratories Limited is one of only a handful of Airbus Accredited Test Houses in the UK and has recently increased its specialised accreditations. Keighley Labs is recognised as a leading metallurgical organisation offering an extensive portfolio of services to test, heat treat and analyse metals, continually expanding quality accreditations and approvals required by major organisations and industries.   Keighley

Written on 27th January 2017Guy Foster
Published in Members' News, News

Keighley College sews up skills gap with new Textile Academy

New funding secured in Keighley will soon give a much-needed boost to the local textile industry. A £30,000 investment from the Textile Growth Fund is enabling a new textile academy to launch at Keighley College in January. The college has worked with local employers to secure the funding that will provide opportunities for unemployed people to fill growing skills gaps.

Written on 27th January 2017Guy Foster
Published in Members' News, News

D2 bearings clinches exclusive distributership

Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance member D2 bearings has gained an exclusive contract to supply Mupo Race Suspension for performance motorbikes. David Croft, the MD of D2 is heavily involved in Endurance Series and Century Racing. These races take place over six to eight hours, with three drivers changing places for the non- stop races. During his networking in the

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Engineering, Members' News, News

The Minimum Wage has changed

    Did you know the Minimum Wage has changed and that the maximum fine for offences is £20,000 per employee?   To find out more, click here.

Written on 7th October 2016Guy Foster
Published in Members' News, News

1000th Bodymaker & 100th Die Necker Celebrations at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering

12th July 2016 marked a unique milestone in the nearly 100 year history of CarnaudMetalbox Engineering. CMB proudly celebrated the manufacture of the 1000th 5000 Bodymaker and the 100th 3400 Die Necker at its headquarters in Shipley West Yorkshire. A formal handover ceremony of the two machines followed by a dinner and entertainment at the Hollins Hall Hotel & Country

Written on 2nd September 2016Guy Foster
Published in Members' News, News

As local as it gets!

Sourced in Yorkshire, fabricated in Yorkshire, installed in Yorkshire Scaling up for success Hangfast in Crossflatts supply traverse climbing walls, bouldering walls, roped climbing walls, artificial caving systems, rope courses (all to EN 12752) and lighting gantries all over the world. Their customers include Centre Parcs, Legoland, and Hilton Hotels, Dubai. In the UK, their gantries can be seen supporting

Written on 18th July 2016Guy Foster
Published in Members' News, New story 3, News

Keighley college has received accreditation from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Keighley College has now received accreditation from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (iMechE) for our Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme run through our Industrial Centre of Excellence. This followed a strict audit by iMechE and means that the centre is one of a select group of training organisations who’s students get free access to a range of support including: Supported access

Written on 3rd May 2016Guy Foster
Published in Members' News, News

Nilorn and Appris

Over the years we have built a strong and successful relationship with Appris.  We have used them for various training needs from apprenticeships in business admin, warehousing and manufacturing to effective team member skills, CIPD, team leadership and management qualifications.  Our apprenticeship programme with Appris has been extremely successful, out of 37 employees, 3 are currently apprentices and 8 have

Written on 28th January 2016Guy Foster
Published in Case study, Members' News, New story 3, News

BAMA visit to Appris

On Thursday 5th November, members of Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance (BAMA) were treated to a tour around Appris Ltd. Laisterdyke Bradford. Appris specialises in the delivery of engineering apprenticeships with over 150 member companies and over 300 apprentices across West Yorkshire. They have clients such as Christeyns, Siemens and Unilever. They also offer commercial courses in Management, Personal Development,

Written on 10th November 2015Guy Foster
Published in Events, Members' News, News, Recruitment

Fab Lab teams up with Intel

As part of the Fab Lab UK Network, our own Fab Lab Airedale has teamed up with Intel® to promote programming skills and the development of smart technologies in a wide range of products. Intel has funded training for Fab Lab Staff on its new Edison Platform in addition to donating some 40 of these mini computers and other hardware

Written on 10th November 2015Guy Foster
Published in Electronics, Members' News, News