One year on from the devastating floods which hit its home region, a Yorkshire manufacturer, is offering to donate profits from a flood defence project to a local voluntary group.
Britain’s largest manufacturer of specialist in-building water, oil and gas leak detection systems, Andel, will donate products to groups who are part of the ‘Slow The Flow’ movement.
The Marsden-based company has nearly 30 years’ experience and supplies its unique Floodline leak detection services to businesses worldwide to allow them to take early action to prevent damage, reduce disruption and limit loss and is now looking for a local voluntary group to work with.
More than three weeks' worth of rain fell in 48 hours in West Yorkshire in July 2019 and more than a dozen flood warnings were in place in Calderdale and flood sirens were heard in Todmorden. Flooding hotspots remain in Yorkshire: Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds, Ilkley and Sheffield and geographically, Andel sits in the middle of these areas.
Commercial director, Mark Harris, said: "What we are offering is to carry out a flood defence job in an area that is directly threatened by the inability to stop the rainfall coming off the uplands and down into the river that causes the flooding.
Any profit we make on that flood defence work we will give to the associated ‘Slow The Flow' group who are trying to reduce the flow from the uplands into the river. The profits will be given as products determined by the group.