Two award-winning family-owned and run Keighley companies are cementing a long-standing local trading partnership driven by growth and expansion.

Keybury Fire and Security is working hand-in-hand as the chosen sector provider for leading motorcycle and car dealer Colin Appleyard across its six-strong franchise network- – an alliance that has been praised by local MP Kris Hopkins.

In Keighley, Keybury has installed state-of-the-art fire and intruder alarms, and CCTV systems at Appleyard’s bikes dealership in Wellington Road, CCTV and intruder alarms at its new Nissan dealership in Coney Lane, acquired last year, along with a new CCTV system at the main Suzuki dealership and head office in Halifax Road.

The company has also put in place enhanced security provision at Appleyard’s used car dealership in Otley Road, Shipley, as well as intruder and fire alarm, and CCTV at the company’s recently acquired Subaru franchises in both Huddersfield and Ashton-Under-Lyne, which is also an Isuzu dealership.

Keybury managing director Frank Gee said: “We have developed an excellent trading partnership with Colin Appleyard, an alliance we feel can be held aloft as a shining example of best practice of local companies working together for the good of the local economy.”

Robin Appleyard, MD of Colin Appleyard, said, “We have a lot in common with Keybury – we are both traditional family-run businesses with a passion for exceeding our customers’ expectations.

“We always choose to work with local companies provided that we don’t have to compromise on service. Keybury has always provided excellent quality of work and support for us, so I have no doubts that our business alliance will go from strength to strength.”

Keighley MP Kris Hopkins said: “It is good to see two renowned local firms collaborating for mutual benefit and, in so doing, directly benefiting the local economy and securing local jobs. I wish both companies continued success.”

Between them, the two firms have a pedigree stretching back 75 years, with Colin Appleyard established in 1971 and Keybury in 1982. Appleyard’s employs 125 people, with Keybury’s workforce now 36-strong.

Colin Appleyard Motorcycles became the first UK dealer to win the Motor Cycle News Dealer of the Year Award twice, while Keybury was chosen as Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year in last year’s inaugural Keighley Business Awards.