Investment to create hundreds of Yorkshire jobs

Nick Clegg will visit West Yorkshire to meet workers Credit: PA

Hundreds of jobs will be created in West Yorkshire thanks to a multi million pound investment from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, the Deputy Prime Minister will announce today.

Bed manufacturing company Harrison Spinks will get more than £2 million from the Fund to help create 138 jobs and safeguard 40 jobs in Leeds. This will be matched with £4.5 million from the private sector.

They will use the money to further develop a recyclable spring technology to replace foam products in their beds.

Normanton-based company Really Useful Products has also secured £1 million of investment to help create 175 jobs. The storage box company will use the investment to install new machinery and expand their factory. It has also secured nearly £6 million of private investment.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

“Investment allows these ambitious companies, in Yorkshire and across the country, to grow and create more jobs. It boosts the local economy, and helps fuel Britain’s economy."