The renaissance of Dalton Mills was described as a ‘big vote of confidence in Keighley's future' by Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, as he was shown round last week.
Mr Balls took a tour of the mill, along with the Labour prospective Parliamentary candidate for Keighley, John Grogan, and they were both impressed with how our restoration was progressing, and the jobs that would be generated as our refurbishment continues to take shape.
Mr Balls enjoyed a game of pool, in Tech & Print Solutions' office, with social media and digital marketing apprentice, Molly Bloodworth, and visited two of our other tenants, Renaissance Motorcycle Workshop and Bright LED.
The Shadow Chancellor and Mr Grogan also chatted with tenants about Labour's pledge to cut business rates for small businesses.
Mr Balls said: "The mill is a monument to past success, but also a big vote of confidence in Keighley's future. We have to make sure as a government that we can help make this happen."
Visible restoration has taken place on the mill, in the past year, including a new roof and sandblasting for a large part of the site. The Clock Tower has been transformed into a thriving business park, which is now almost full and we are building a ‘list of interest' for the space in the Genappe Mill.