A bumper pay packet for Boxford factory workers

Sharing: Boxford workers have enjoyed a record breaking pay-out

Sharing: Boxford workers have enjoyed a record breaking pay-out

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WORKERS at a Calderdale machine tool company are over the moon after having received a bumper pay packet.

Every year, Boxford Ltd shares its profits with its 40 factory-based workers and this time around they each received more than £2,000.

The record breaking amount was achieved during the firm’s final full year at its factory at Wheatley, Halifax, which it has occupied for more than 70 years.

In a matter of weeks the company will be moving to purpose-built premises in Elland.

The record profit share was announced at a Boxford staff meeting by managing director Paul Barraclough, who thanked the workers for their effort and support.

He said the profits came from a well-balanced mix of UK and export business, coupled with component cost-savings derived from Boxford’s significant investments in the latest manufacturing technologies.

Company chairman Howard Barrett said: “It is fitting that Boxford’s record profits were earned in our last year at the Wheatley factory.

“Our new premises have already changed the skyline in Elland and we are looking forward to moving there before Christmas to continue our success”.

Boxford develops and manufactures computer-aided design machines and software for use in secondary schools, further education colleges, universities and engineering training centres worldwide.