East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight opens £6 million upgrade at Westland Horticulture

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has opened a £6 million upgrade at the expanded premises of Westland Horticulture during a visit to their site at Kelleythorpe Industrial Estate in Driffield.

By Phil Hutchinson
Friday, 6th May 2022, 9:45 am
Sir Greg Knight MP (second left) was shown around the new facility by Westland Horticulture Marketing Manager Keith Nicholson and management team members James Farnsworth and Rachael Dickinson. Photo submitted

During his visit, Sir Greg was shown around the new facility by Westland Horticulture Marketing Manager Keith Nicholson and management team members James Farnsworth and Rachael Dickinson.

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The site has recently undergone a series of extensions and improvements totalling a £6 million investment in the East Riding, with the factory area being increased in size by one hundred and twenty per cent, including a new warehouse and distribution office, canteen and an amenity block for members of staff.

Sir Greg said: “It has been a delight and a pleasure to officially reopen this site. Horticulture is a hugely important sector, particularly here in the East Riding and it provides jobs for local residents.

“I am particularly impressed with the upgrades and extensions that have been made. The scale of the new development makes it clear that the company is heavily investing in its future here in the East Riding.”