Dozens of jobs moving to Brighouse

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A Huddersfield firm is moving into Brighouse and bringing with it 84 jobs - with more to follow.

Valve engineering specialist Severn Unival will move into a purpose-built 50,000 sq ft premises on Birds Royd Lane later this year.

The entire 84-strong workforce will relocate as part of the £2.5m expansion that includes the development of a dedicated valve research and innovation centre.

All valve manufacture, engineering and administrative services will be based in Brighouse and the creation of new jobs is anticipated in the near future.

And, the move sees the firm returning to its roots as it started out in Brighouse 30 years ago trading as Unival Controls employing four people. It moved to Huddersfield in 1995 and was acquired by the Severn Group in 1998.

“Moving back to Brighouse marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Severn Unival,” said managing director, Colin Findlay.

“The future is looking very bright – we have a healthy order book and our new premises will enable us to broaden our horizons.”