Debbie Mellor – Managing Director, Keighley Laboratories
How long have you worked in manufacturing
How important is it for you to speak to pupils, in particular, girls, about your experiences in manufacturing, and what do you hope your involvement will achieve this year?
I hope to be able to show girls that there are no barriers for women in engineering and manufacturing, they just need to have the drive and passion to succeed. Bradford Manufacturing Weeks is giving local businesses an invaluable platform to really engage with young people from all backgrounds. Coming from a business which may be unseen radar to those outside of the sector, we really appreciate the opportunity to talk about the work we do and to really showcase the careers – from marketing to metallurgy (or machining – whichever you feel is best) that companies like ours offer.