Anyone in any business, in any sector, knows that giving back to the local community and helping young people have the best opportunities possible is just good business. From supporting young people with apprenticeships to supporting the local community with charitable donations, we never shy away from doing our bit here at Kirkstall Precision Engineering.
A great summer of sport
This summer has been truly amazing for Great Britain’s sporting endeavours. From England reaching the Finals of the Euros to Lewis Hamilton looking good in the F1 to Team GB’s outstanding performance in Tokyo, we have a lot to be proud of as a nation.
Taking on the spirit of success is the Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club (LTSC) as they recently reached the Tennis National Premier League Finals For the finals, The team were required to wear all white at the exclusive event and so were proud to step forward and give the team some brand new Kirkstall Precision Engineering training tops, which we hand-delivered a few hours before LTSC drove down to ‘that there London’.
A great tennis achievement for Ilkley
This is the first time in LTSC’s history that the young squad has qualified for this prestigious event. Sadly, they were defeated by a squad of mature players experienced on the world circuit, but they are better off having had the experience. And they looked dapper to boot!
Speaking about the sponsorship, our MD Adam Thornton commented that: “When we heard about the achievement of the young team and their predicament, there was no way we were going to let them head to London without looking the business. Any team representing the great County of Yorkshire has our support and so we moved swiftly to get the team what they needed and spared no expense to make sure the kit was top-notch.”
Keeping the proud flag of Yorkshire sport flying
From Leeds being in the Premier League to Kalvin Phillips making the England squad to the fantastic performances from Tom Pidcock, Matty Lee and Bradley Sindon in the Olympics, Yorkshire has shown it can produce some world-class athletes. But with funding tight and the pandemic hitting home incomes, the chance to help-out a local sports club who had achieved something special was a no-brainer.
Commenting on this, Iqbal Bahia, our Operations Director, commented that: “Sport is one of those things in life that really brings the nation together and Yorkshire especially has something to be proud about. If Yorkshire were a country, it would have been 17th in the medal table at the Olympics. We love sport here, and so helping out a local club’s youth team, like how we’ve helped-out community causes before, is in Kirkstall’s DNA.”