Workers at award-winning Simonstone firm Fort Vale Engineering enjoyed a visit by the Duke of Kent this morning.
They turned out in force to greet their Royal visitor who was officially opening the new Research and Development building at the busy firm which has won a Queen’s Award for its enterprise.
The firm is a world leader in the precision manufacture of valves and fittings for transportation in the road tanker and tank container industries and employs some 400 people.
From Simonstone, the Royal visitor is heading to the new Burnley Fire Station and will also be calling in at Barrowford firm ACDC.
Come back for more video and photos from today’s Royal visit and don’t miss next week’s newspapers for a full report on the big day.