Keighley’s Aire Valley Business Centre is under new management by Manchester-based MCR Property Group.
The company has added the former Peter Black building to its national property portfolio and is now actively managing the historic site.
Aire Valley Business Centre, situated on Lawkholme Lane, is home to more than 30 local businesses and charities, including The Valley Printing Group, R McDowell Haulage & Distributions Ltd, Phoenix Service Solutions, The Green Deal Factory and BC Sunderland Driver Ltd to name a few.
Day to day running of the site is handled by MCR Property Group’s on-site building manager, Eleanor Rogers. Since the group took over management in July 2017, it has welcomed a number of new businesses, including AMR Office Solutions, Pay Weekly Ltd and Keighley and Airedale Cancer Support.
Andrew Ryan, managing director of AMR Office Solutions, said: “MCR Property Group offers an improved, friendly and flexible management approach and has created a more vibrant atmosphere for all businesses.”
The café within the building has recently been re-opened by local, family-run catering business, D’Vine Catering Services, which was established in 2017.
Eleanor Rogers, said: “Aire Valley Business Centre is of great significance for Keighley, with a rich history. Almost all the people we speak to have some connection to it as the former Peter Black site, so our aim is to continue creating a strong community within the centre, so that businesses feel welcome and are able to network with other occupants.
“We hope that with many more local businesses moving into the building, we will have a positive impact on employment in the town.”