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Successful Business Moves To Barnsley

Thursday May 9 2013


David Middleton David Middleton


A MULTI-MILLION pound engineering company has chosen Barnsley as its new base.

A&J Water Treatment designs, makes and installs scraping and skimming equipment used by water companies across the UK.

Formerly part of Dewsbury-based Fabtech, A&J Water became a separate company last April and has turned over more than £3.5 million in its first year.

It recently switched operations from Dewsbury to Dodworth's Fall Bank Industrial Estate, and expects to recruit from the local area as it strives to grow by ten per cent over the coming year.

Enterprising Barnsley is aiding the firm’s expansion by providing free business support.

Managing director, David Middleton, said: “We selected Barnsley as our new location for its good transport links but also because it will give us access to highly skilled workers.

"We didn’t expect the excellent level of business support here and that’s an added bonus.”

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Reply Posted by mathew on Wednesday May 15 2013 at 22:12
does this mean itl be another firm to attract yet more foreign workers leaving no jobs for the english of barnsley and surrounding areas!! highly skilled workers where does the unemployed get a chance in this omg britains going to pot!!!!!

Reply Posted by Vicki on Wednesday May 15 2013 at 22:25
Err he said recruit from the local area so unless we've all of a sudden been over run by an influx of foreign migrants then probably not!!!
Oh an by the way try a little less moaning an a little more action!!!

Reply Posted by stevo on Thursday May 16 2013 at 18:31
Err 54% of ANY job vacancies go to foreign migrants in Barnsley.
45% of said foreign migrants do NOT live in the local area, they travel from Leeds, Wakefield and Doncaster, this is a well known FACT.