Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had a tour of the new £1 million HQ of Huddersfield component supplier Accu – and was more than impressed.

Mr Sunak praised the company for its ambitious growth plans and substantial investment in local jobs creation on a visit to the company’s new global head office and distribution centre.

The PM visited Accu’s headquarters in Brockholes last Thursday (March 7) where he was shown around the re-developed former Brook Motors site on Huddersfield Road.

Accu – which employs over 100 people and supplies over 50% of the world’s top 100 manufacturers – recently relocated its warehouse operations to the 45,000 sq ft site following a £1 million investment to fuel its next stage of growth.

Martin Ackroyd, CEO at Accu, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to Accu and spend time showing him how we are building tomorrow.

“He was impressed with our commitment to Huddersfield as the place from where we will deliver our next phase of growth, and was pleased to hear about our dedication to recruiting and developing a local workforce at our new global headquarters in Brockholes.”

Alastair Morris, UK managing director at Accu, said: “Mr Sunak spent time speaking to our teams and listening to our award-winning apprentices, and learning how our range of more than 500,000 precision components are delivered at speed from Huddersfield to engineers and innovators across the globe.

“We had some fun too, showing the Prime Minister how to pick and pack an order, and he was fascinated by our Micro Screws, getting to grips with them first-hand by picking some of our very smallest components.”

Mr Ackroyd added: “Accu is a truly global business but employing and nurturing a local workforce and, in turn, supporting our local economy, is hugely important to how we operate.

“That’s partly why we chose to move less than a mile from our current head office because we want to continue that commitment and put our business innovation and growth at the heart of Huddersfield.”