Stoke on Trent City Council's deputy leader toured the Recticel Insulation factory.Leading UK PIR manufacturer Recticel Insulation has played host to an equally leading local councillor.

Cllr Abi Brown, deputy leader of Stoke on Trent City Council and leader of its Conservative Group, was recently a guest at Recticel’s state-of-the-art production plant in her Meir Park ward in the city.

Hosted by commercial director Kevin Bohea she saw at first hand the multi-million £ investments that have helped to keep the European Recticel group at the forefront of insulation manufacture in the UK.

Cllr Brown spent time learning about the company’s development and its recent multi-million £ investment in the plant, making it Europe’s most modern PIR manufacturing facility.

Part of Recticel’s investment is the creation of a new line with full rebating ability (allowing the production of even better-performing insulation) which is now fully operational. This investment has led to the creation of 30 new jobs for local people.

Kevin said: “We are always keen and proud to promote the investment we are making at our UK facility. It’s very important that we engage with Government to assist with their plans for improving the performance of buildings now and in the future, to assist with reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.”