Brewer Timothy Taylor’s goes local in £12m investment programme

YORKSHIRE companies may operate in global markets, but there’s still a lot to be said for using local talent.

Timothy Taylor’s, the Keighley-based brewer, has completed a £12m investment programme with the installation of a new boiler costing £500,000.

The expansion programme has included the building of new offices, the development of a transport depot, a £2.7m extension to the brewery, and the creation of a new cold hop store and an effluent treatment plant.

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The company is always keen to use local suppliers, so it can give something back to the local community.

Both the boiler and the boiler house were built and installed by Keighley companies.

The large industrial boiler was manufactured by Byworth Boilers in its nearby factory.

They worked with the family-owned commercial construction company R N Wooler & Co, who built the boiler house, while the pipework and lagging was carried out by Watsons Building Services, who are based in nearby Silsden.

Second Brewer Andrew Leman said: “Our existing boiler is now 16 years old and in today’s terms is no longer cost-efficient to run.

“It is also only just keeping up with peak demand. The need for a larger, more efficient boiler became pressing.”