In a bid to help the local community access COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, we are proud that our new manufacturing facility could be used as a temporary COVID vaccination and testing centre.
Using our facility as a temporary testing and vaccination centre meant that more people were able to access these services in an easier, more convenient way. Located on Futures Business Park the centre was easy for people to get to and there was plenty of parking available.
Managing Director, Mark Allen said: “We are pleased to be doing our bit in the fight against COVID-19 by allowing Rossendale Council to use our new manufacturing facility. Given the size of the facility it is ideal and enables people to safely social distance while accessing tests or vaccinations.”
Testing and vaccination are our best defence in bringing the virus under control. People were able to have their vaccines without an appointment, and with cases rising in the local area, we were delighted to be able to offer the use of our facility to support the local community.
Clinicians were on hand at the centre to answer any questions and address any concerns people may have. The centre operated 7 days a week from 8am and 8pm, giving people plenty of opportunity to visit.
We would like to thank Rossendale Council and all the volunteers at the testing and vaccine centres for their hard work and dedication to helping minimise the spread of the virus.
New facility set to open end of 2021
The opening of the new facility is expected to happen towards the end of 2021 and once we are ready to begin manufacturing it will enable us to further increase our market capabilities with over £5 million of investment annually.
Our expansion not only increases our capabilities but will create many job opportunities within the local community once open and in the future.