Firm chosen to be UK ambassador

Angloco director Bill Brown, and engineering manager Neville Parker look at plans for a new vehicle at the Batley factory. (NS)
Angloco director Bill Brown, and engineering manager Neville Parker look at plans for a new vehicle at the Batley factory. (NS)

A Batley company has been chosen by the government to be an ambassador for a national business campaign.

Fire engine manufacturer Angloco, based in Upper Station Road, has been selected to represent small and medium-sized businesses in the Business Is Great Britain campaign.

The campaign aims to increase awareness of the range of government funding, advice and support which is available to smaller businesses - to help them grow, hire new employees and extend their business export markets.

Bill Brown, Angloco chairman, said: “Everyone at the company was pleased that we have been recognised for our work and chosen to be part of the national campaigns.

“The exposure helps us to reach out to more potential customers with our export markets.”

The firm employs 70 people and supplies its emergency vehicles to 54 countries.

It has won several national awards since the 1990s, recognising its growth.

And Mr Brown said that although the company had continued to grow, the export market could be competitive.

“We are up against it all the time because things change so fast around the world nowadays that you have to keep up with it, or you’ll get left behind,” he said.

The firm was also chosen to be an ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship Week last month.