David Cameron Visits Lighting Company acdc
On Friday 1st May 2015, acdc welcomed a Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister, David Cameron to the acdc manufacturing facility at Gisburn Road.
Mr Cameron was in the North West as part of his campaign trail and chose to visit acdc in recognition of the company’s achievements, innovation, creativity and continuing growth plans.
The visit was ‘top secret’, and everyone was completely surprised on the day when it was announced who the visitor would be.
Mr Cameron arrived at 12.30pm and having had a brief private discussion with the board of Directors, was taken on a tour of the manufacturing facility by CEO, Gareth Frankland, and Sales Director, Louise Frankland.
During the visit, Mr Cameron learnt a little about LED assembly from Production Team Leaders Ben Robinson and Rod Gregg, where he was also given the opportunity to build an LED fitting, and meet some other staff members.
The Prime Minister later told local MP for Pendle, Andrew Stephenson, that he was ‘extremely impressed by the company and what it had achieved.’ Members of the press also commented that ‘the factory was one of the cleanest they had ever visited’ and another suggested that ‘it was a pop up factory – not even real’ – because it was so immaculate!’ – great accolades from all.
Gareth added, ‘It’s a great recognition of all the work, efforts and contributions that everyone is making to the success of acdc that we were chosen for this special visit. The company has doubled in size since the last election – we should be very proud of that fact.’