100 new jobs at rapidly expanding company

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A WEST Yorkshire electronics firm which has benefited from £2.7m in government funding is set to create 100 new jobs.

Normanton-based Harvard Engineering, which specialises in making LED street lighting control systems, has rapidly expanded since securing the cash from the Regional Growth Fund 18 months ago.

The company’s workforce has already been increased from 180 to 403. It is set to recruit a further 100 employees over the next three years.

The firm will use part of the funding to build a new purpose-built 80,000 sq ft factory, with work expected to get underway this week.

Financial director Martin Baum said: “We have invested the money into machinery which allows us to manufacture products cheaper. This will allow us to compete with other manufacturers and invest more money into expanding our team. We will be creating jobs from shop floor assembly workers, to sales and admin positions. We will be here for the long term.”

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