Sir Lindsay Hoyle visits Shackerley for investment update
Chorley MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, visited Shackerley’s Lancashire HQ this week to learn more about the investment programme we have completed, how we are securing local jobs in Lancashire and what we’re doing to prepare the company for further growth.
Sir Lindsay’s visit enabled the MP and Speaker of the Commons to tour one of our ISO 9001 certified Lancashire factories, witnessing our quality assured manufacturing processes and patented, Queen’s Award winning facade systems. He was also able to chat to staff, and find out more about how new jobs at Shackerley are helping to create sustainable employment and support the levelling up agenda in Lancashire.
He was able to learn how Shackerley’s innovative facade solutions and recent product launches have led to substantial growth, resulting in significant investment, including an additional factory, which doubles the our manufacturing capacity. The investment programme has also included new machinery, new technology and additional storage facilities. Sir Lindsay was interested to learn how the expansion programme has led to job security for Shackerley’s existing team, along with new jobs and an economic boost for the company’s supply chain.
Founder and CEO of Shackerley, Brian G Newell MBE, greeted Sir Lindsay at our headquarters and talked him through the Shackerley’s product range, recent projects supplied by Shackerley and what the investment programme will mean for future growth potential and local jobs. He was able to explain Shackerley’s custom-built machinery, as well as highlighting our best practice approach to quality checks, product testing and traceability.
Mr Newell commented: “We are delighted that Sir Lindsay Hoyle has taken time out of his busy schedule to come and see what we do here at Shackerley, learning more about our contribution to both the local economy and the construction industry.
“We are proud to be innovators in the facade sector and to have raised the bar for our industry in terms of quality and safety. Sir Lindsay’s visit was a great opportunity to showcase all of that.”