Business for Calderdale’s March networking event took place at Crosslee PLC’s factory at Hipperholme.
Members were introduced to Crosslee’s managing director, David Boyle, who gave a presentation about the company.
Crosslee was founded in 1986 following the closure of the Philips factory on the same site.
The company is now one of Calderdale’s greatest success stories, employing over 300 people and contributing significantly to the local economy.
Crosslee is Europe’s largest tumble dryer manufacturer, and all of the driers are made at their premises in Hipperholme. Their flagship brand is White Knight, but they also supply hostess trolleys, fires, and other appliances.
Their driers are sold to 75 countries around the world, and, as David explained to members, there is great call for driers even in the middle eastern climate where indoor drying avoids the vagaries of sand and sun bleaching.
After David Boyle’s presentation, members had a tour of the factory.
Nicholas Worsnop, of Chadwick Lawrences solicitors and chair of BfC said; “Crosslee are a remarkable business, and one of Calderdale’s great success stories.
“Whilst everyone knows of Crosslee, their contribution to business within the district is not publicised. Crosslee simply go from strength to strength and make a fantastic contribution to our local economy.”
Business for Calderdale is a networking organisation for the local business community.
Their next event is on April 14 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall.
This will involve a tour of the town hall and a presentation from Fiona Pattison of Happy4PR on self promotion and publishing.