Businesses located in Keighley and Shipley are encouraged to apply for funding from the Towns Fund Business Growth Programme, following the recent success of two additional enterprises that collectively generated five new job opportunities.

Fretwell Print and Design, a printing and direct mail company situated on Goulbourne Street, received £19,989 to acquire a new printer, resulting in the creation of two additional positions.

Airevalley Architectural (Aluminium) Ltd, a manufacturer and installer of aluminium glazed facades located on Parkwood Street, expanded its workforce by three, thanks to a grant of £16,775. This funding supported the acquisition of machine software, installation, and improvements to the factory’s facilities.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Grants ranging from £1,500 to £315,000 are still available for businesses within – or looking to move to – the Keighley and Shipley Towns Fund Areas, and other businesses are invited to apply.

“The funding is available for start-ups, small, medium-sized and large businesses and can be used to either expand, increase productivity, create a new business, safeguard existing jobs and create new ones.”

Ian Hayfield, chairman of Keighley Towns Fund, said: “We are delighted to have made such a significant difference to these local businesses in a relatively short space of time. The funding will have an impact for years to come and the successful growth of our business community will help drive social and economic change for the whole area.”

The Business Growth Programme Capital Grant constitutes a £4 million fund dedicated to directly aiding businesses in these areas, with approximately £2 million designated for both the Keighley and Shipley Towns Fund regions.

This funding remains available until March 2026. For an Expression of Interest form or further details on the Towns Fund Business Grant Programme and eligibility criteria, please visit: