Padiham based manufacturing giant announces production of parts for PPE at a rate of 60,000 a week

A manufacturing giant, based in Padiham, has announced it is going into production of personal protective equipment as part of the nationwide drive to protect the NHS during the Covid 19 pandemic.

In response to the national health emergency What More UK is making parts for safety visors at a rate of 60,000 a week until 'the country has enough' according to managing director Andy Holt.

In just 20 years What More UK has gone from being a small start-up, to exporting to 73 countries around the world. It is the organisation behind the popular home storage brand Wham, whose storage boxes can be found in most houses in the UK.

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One member of staff, commenting on Twitter, summed up the feeling in What More HQ at Shuttleworth Mead Busness Park by saying: 'I can't remember feeling this proud. In normal times it's just a piece of plastic. Now it's a lifesaver.'

WhatMoreUKis making parts for safety visors at a rate of 60,000 a week until 'the country has enough' according to managing director Andy Holt.

Tony Grimshaw OBE, company director, said: "In situations like this, times of national emergency, everyone has to play their part.

"We are proud of the way the nation has responded to this challenge and we are pleased to be able to offer our skills and expertise."

The company has won numerous accolades including the Queen's Award for Enterprise and the 2019 and 2020 Innovation Housewares Awards.

What More UK is a member of Made in Britain, which supports and promotes British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products.