JCB is celebrating record profits for last year.
Despite a decline in demand, sales in Africa and America have continued to grow for the Staffordshire-based company.
Business leaders say the company is vital to the economy, supporting more than 20,000 jobs in the UK.
John Willats reports.
More top news
Dozens of plots have been thwarted since July 7, 2005, but are we any less vulnerable to terror attacks?
A shopper has found a lump of mould in her apple juice the "size of a 2p coin".
Scattered showers with some sunny spells.