Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker put his reaction time to the test in an F1 in Schools race when he visited Denford's new purpose built facility in Brighouse earlier today. Denford Ltd has been based in Brighouse for over 60 years and recently moved into the new purpose built factory on Armytage Road. Mr Whittaker was given a guided tour of the new factory and offices by Andrew Denford, Chief Executive of Denford Ltd and Founder and Chairman of F1 in Schools before taking him on in a head to head race on the specially designed 20 metre track used by F1 in Schools teams as part of the competition. Whittaker beat Denford with the faster reaction time to win the race.
Of the work that Denford and F1 in Schools do Whittaker said "Andrew's introduction to the F1 in Schools challenge is an incredibly exciting project that covers 38 countries worldwide and 15,000 schools. It is a British idea, a Brighouse idea, and is created to engage young people into not just Formula One™ but into engineering and covers subject's right across the curriculum. Denford's has 26 employees manufacturing exclusively in the UK and they have some great products that are sold and exported overseas on the back of the F1 in schools. It is engaging children which is important and I am incredibly impressed by what I have seen today,"
Denford continues to focus on the educational market and to invest in the company's manufacturing facilities. We recently installed a new production facility and trained our skilled fitters, electricians and design engineers in 'workplace continuous manufacturing strategies' such as 'Kaizen' and '5S'. Mr Whittaker was given a tour of the new manufacturing facilities and introduced to the new manufacturing techniques.
Andrew Denford said of Whittaker's visit “We are delighted that Craig made time in his busy schedule to visit our new facility and with the 7th F1 in Schools World Finals being held in Malaysia in September it was a fantastic opportunity for Craig to learn more about the global success of the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge of which Denford are the proud founders and sponsors. As Craig sits on the Education Select Committee at Westminster this was a great opportunity for us to gain his support.”
Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker put his reaction time to the test in an F1 in Schools race when he visited Denford’s new purpose built facility in Brighouse earlier today....
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