During the visit (l to r) Martin Corken, operations director; Walter Davidson, financial controller; David Wright, commercial director; Helen Nellis, HM Lord-Lieutenant; Michael Tucker, managing director and Natasha Stewart, personnel manager.

UK: Bedfordshire-based refrigeration cabinet manufacturer Manor Concepts impressed one of its main local business leaders during a visit  to the company’s facility in Sandy.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, paid a visit to Manor Concepts premises as part of her role as business ambassador for Bedfordshire.

Manor Concepts, operates as two trading divisions – Manor Refrigerated Cabinets and Coolsuredoors. Manor Refrigerated Cabinets supplies a wide range of refrigerated display cabinets for food and drink retailers and Coolsuredoors is a specialist door manufacturer for retail chiller cabinets.

As part of its service, Manor Concepts also provides extensive project management capabilities to oversee the design, build and installation processes.

Following a tour of the show room, factory and new test laboratory, the Lord-Lieutenant said: “I was highly impressed by the level of creativity and innovation that I experienced. It is wonderful to see such successful businesses choosing to locate and remain in Bedfordshire.”

She also paid tribute to Manor md Michael, who she said “has put a great deal of work into galvanizing local companies into boosting business improvement and developing the local environment, which will play a key role in attracting new business to the area.”

Michael Tucker commented: “It was encouraging to be chosen to receive a visit from the Lord-Lieutenant. Helen Nellis is an experienced businesswoman who, in her position as Bedfordshire Business Ambassador, takes an active role in promoting up and coming Bedfordshire SMEs, like ourselves.”