Regional ITV news has featured Hallam in a TV news item around the effects of lockdown on businesses in the “Calendar News” area. The news item included a tour of Hallam’s facilities including pressure casting, CNC machining and powder coating facilities, as well as interviews with staff explaining how they had coped with having to work through lockdown (because of Hallam’s “essential supplier” status) and what their hopes for the future were.
“The Calendar piece was very professionally produced” said MD Rob Pickersgill – “but I wish that we could have emphasised more how hard our people have worked through an incredibly difficult period, and how grateful the company is for their efforts. We may get another chance as I understand that ITV is planning a dedicated feature around manufacturers in our area coping with the pandemic. Manufacturing is particularly important for the Yorkshire and Humberside region as more than 300,000 people are employed in the sector. Companies are heavily dependent on exports to the EU, so Brexit also is a key issue for the region”.