A RAMSBOTTOM manufacturer has toasted a record year with revenues up 77 per cent.

Joshua Greaves, of Garden Street, makes industrial mixing equipment, and has been working with the Manufacturing Advisory Service to develop further growth.

As a result, the company has added 10 new positions, while turnover has grown from £1.3m to £2.3m since 2010.

Export sales are now the highest they have ever been since the firm was founded 94 years ago.

Joshua Greaves & Sons manufactures processing and mixing systems companies which make pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, aerospace components, adhesives, as well as food and drink.

The firm’s clients include industry giants such as Heinz, Boots, Ford, Shell and Kelloggs.