Wakefield's Conservatory Outlet praised by West Yorkshire Mayor for commitment to manufacturing industry
14 March 2023
The Mayor, Tracy Brabin, visited the Conservatory Outlet as a part of a wider fact-finding mission into manufacturing and how investment into the region could be increased.
The company, which supplies a range of windows, doors and living spaces, was chosen for the visit due to its pioneering apprenticeship programme and status as a nationally recognised voice in the manufacturing sector.
Conservatory Outlet, which is based at Thornes Lane Wharf on the edge of the city centre, has seen the benefits that targeted investment brings and is a key voice in promoting the manufacturing industry as a great career choice.
Conservatory Outlet has been praised by the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, who visited the company's base at Thornes Lane Wharf, Wakefield.
Ms Brabin was given a tour of its premises by the company’s Head of HR, Karen Starkey.
She met several staff members who benefitted from the firm’s industry-leading apprenticeship programme that has so far seen 40 people progress into full-time roles.
Karen Starkey said: “The Mayor’s visit couldn’t have been timed better for us, given that we’ve recently seen several apprentices move into full-time employment within the company.
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