SOUTH Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes and pupils from Spalding Grammar School were invited to join celebrations for Guttridge Ltd’s five decades in business.
It is 50 years since the late Dr David Guttridge started his company in Spalding and to mark the occasion the company held a celebration at its premises in Wardentree Lane.
Peter Guttridge, the founder’s son and chairman, welcomed the guests and gave them a tour of the factory where pupils talked to staff about the wide range of exciting career opportunities on offer.
Mr Hayes expressed his pleasure at being invited to support the celebrations, saying: “Guttridge has made an important contribution to the local economy through investment and its employment of local people throughout 50 years in Spalding.”
The company also welcomed suppliers, customers and employees’ families who toured the modern engineering factory and observed first hand the wide range of engineering processes involved in the design and manufacture of industrial conveying machinery.
Mr Guttridge thanked all the guests for their support over the years, saying: “Our 50th year sees us going like a train, expanding our product range to supply into markets such as recycling, biomass and power generation, something I could only dream of when I took over 25 years ago.”