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of Hoyland, near Barnsley

1971 Company set up by Gerry Penrith

1975 Developed a safer method for moving the shearing machine at a longwall coal face[1]

1977 Queens Award for technology[2]. National Enterprise Board invested and acquired c.20 percent of the company[3]

1978 Sales had expanded by 50 percent in the past year. NEB sold its holding to Booker McConnell[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 03, 1976
  2. The Times Apr 21, 1977
  3. The Times, Jul 08, 1977
  4. The Times, Jul 10, 1978