Accrington electronics company secures military contract

AN ACCRINGTON electronics company has secured a contract for military defence work while upgrading specialist equipment on a ground-breaking scientific experiment.

Hawk Electronics helped to develop circuit boards and cables used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the international research project based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Alicja Kay, 60, from Hapton, who owns the company in Malt Street, said that the company now has ‘a prestigious portfolio of clients’ after signing the latest contract with UK and US governments.

At the moment her 70-strong workforce are working on a new generation of boards and cables for the LHC to replace aging parts of the machine.

Last year scientist claimed to have discovered the new ‘God particle’ which has been the subject of a 45-year hunt to explain how matter attains to mass, thanks to the technology provided by the Accrington company.

The machine faces a two-year shutdown while engineers perform repairs and upgrades to ensure the collider reaches its maximum energy in 2015 and beyond.

Mrs Kay said: “We are revamping, modifying and upgrading boards and cables for the Atlas detector, part of the LHC.

“The boards are a new generation of technology and the project is well advanced. We are in the process of finishing the prototype work and carrying out testing.

“Scientists have learnt a lot from the original design and are making modifications to make them more precise and efficient.”

The company has also secured a specialised military defence project to create launching devices for rockets.

She said: “We have been approached and selected for some very interesting projects. It’s quite demanding and very specialist. The contract came through my contacts at the CERN particle physics laboratory. It’s a complex type of work and my name was mentioned.”

Alicja is also considering expanding the business after securing a significant contract to produce power charger boards for America and Poland.

The company also makes track controls for the London Underground.

She said: “Hopefully it will be a prosperous year. Everything is going well and at the moment and we are considering expanding or introducing a night shift.

“Our turn over each month is in excess of £500,000 and we could probably do more if we could find the capacity.”

“The work we do is very varied and I am travelling here, there, and everywhere are the moment.”

She will be travelling to a invitation-only event in Liverpool this spring, which will see scientists from all over the world join together for a special event to mark the achievements of the Large Hadron Collider.

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9:12am Sun 6 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

Well done to all concerned and lets hope they manage to start a nightshift to boost local jobs or even expand to bigger premises maybe in Blackburn. Am sure BwD are putting a portfolio together right now of available sites for Mrs Kay to view over at her leasure.

Or they better had be..!
Well done to all concerned and lets hope they manage to start a nightshift to boost local jobs or even expand to bigger premises maybe in Blackburn. Am sure BwD are putting a portfolio together right now of available sites for Mrs Kay to view over at her leasure. Or they better had be..! Info-warrior

10:07am Sun 6 Jan 13

mavrick says...

I am sure the council will help all it can to keep the company in Accrington.
I am sure the council will help all it can to keep the company in Accrington. mavrick

5:01pm Sun 6 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Military contract :
That has become a byword for gravy train recently .
Remember 1984 military spending is a excuse for a government to skim off a country's wealth to be distributed to the country's ruling class.
Military contract : That has become a byword for gravy train recently . Remember 1984 military spending is a excuse for a government to skim off a country's wealth to be distributed to the country's ruling class. 2 for 5p

5:51pm Sun 6 Jan 13

liddle 'un says...

Congrats all round, Mrs Kay must be one clever lady!
Congrats all round, Mrs Kay must be one clever lady! liddle 'un

10:50pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Military contract :
That has become a byword for gravy train recently .
Remember 1984 military spending is a excuse for a government to skim off a country's wealth to be distributed to the country's ruling class.
The experiments at the Large Hadron Collider sparked fears among the public that the particle collisions might produce doomsday phenomena, involving the production of stable microscopic black holes or the creation of hypothetical particles called strangelets

We're living in 1984 times 1984 engineered by design to destroy the lower classes and anyone who gets in the way. Be warned the lower classes are only the starting point everyone else is also on the list.

A young bloke said to me the other day that he was bored..how can anybody be bored.? we're living in some sort of demonic matrix with loads of horrible nastyness going on all over the world. Parasites sucking the tax payers dry and thats only the politicians. Open borders for any peadophile criminal rapists to exploit we have hoards of deadbeats coming to this country every single day. Unless somebody comes to grips with the open border problem it will get to the point that nobody will leave their homes in fear of getting buggered or raped. The whole of society is fragmenting more than it ever was. Its us and them when we speak of politicians the nonsense of religions war and constant false flags that are waved in our faces in a menacing manner.

There is nobody able willing or wanting to challenge the globalist take over that is being engineered to reduce the population by 90%. The sheeple are that dumbed down they don't mind being raped or buggered while paying their monthly payments for the trinkets they purchased during the boom and bust fiasco fiddle. Four years of boom and bust for a minimum prediction of 18yrs austerity..? W.T.F. is that about..? if the public can't see that for a con then am stuck for words.

Pensions savings and life insurance policies are only a few of the next in line to be taken from the public. The Americans are self imploding due to all sorts of factors and when the dollar falls off the fiscal cliff it will take the euro with it taking many other currencies along the way including the pound wiping out savings on an unimaginable scale. Thats when the food vouchers will come in and cash benefits will no longer be available blaming it on high food prices that only the working and wealthy can afford to buy. The vouchers will be redeemable at various super markets. Lidi, Aldi, Farmfoods just to mention a few that will probably be used. Obviously people will find a way to swap some of their food for alcohol and fags but bootlegging becomes big business in times of utter despair.

The next few years on earth are going to challenge humanity more than it as ever been challenge before.

Authoritarianism rules the day...but not for those who don't obey..
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Military contract : That has become a byword for gravy train recently . Remember 1984 military spending is a excuse for a government to skim off a country's wealth to be distributed to the country's ruling class.[/p][/quote]The experiments at the Large Hadron Collider sparked fears among the public that the particle collisions might produce doomsday phenomena, involving the production of stable microscopic black holes or the creation of hypothetical particles called strangelets We're living in 1984 times 1984 engineered by design to destroy the lower classes and anyone who gets in the way. Be warned the lower classes are only the starting point everyone else is also on the list. A young bloke said to me the other day that he was bored..how can anybody be bored.? we're living in some sort of demonic matrix with loads of horrible nastyness going on all over the world. Parasites sucking the tax payers dry and thats only the politicians. Open borders for any peadophile criminal rapists to exploit we have hoards of deadbeats coming to this country every single day. Unless somebody comes to grips with the open border problem it will get to the point that nobody will leave their homes in fear of getting buggered or raped. The whole of society is fragmenting more than it ever was. Its us and them when we speak of politicians the nonsense of religions war and constant false flags that are waved in our faces in a menacing manner. There is nobody able willing or wanting to challenge the globalist take over that is being engineered to reduce the population by 90%. The sheeple are that dumbed down they don't mind being raped or buggered while paying their monthly payments for the trinkets they purchased during the boom and bust fiasco fiddle. Four years of boom and bust for a minimum prediction of 18yrs austerity..? W.T.F. is that about..? if the public can't see that for a con then am stuck for words. Pensions savings and life insurance policies are only a few of the next in line to be taken from the public. The Americans are self imploding due to all sorts of factors and when the dollar falls off the fiscal cliff it will take the euro with it taking many other currencies along the way including the pound wiping out savings on an unimaginable scale. Thats when the food vouchers will come in and cash benefits will no longer be available blaming it on high food prices that only the working and wealthy can afford to buy. The vouchers will be redeemable at various super markets. Lidi, Aldi, Farmfoods just to mention a few that will probably be used. Obviously people will find a way to swap some of their food for alcohol and fags but bootlegging becomes big business in times of utter despair. The next few years on earth are going to challenge humanity more than it as ever been challenge before. Authoritarianism rules the day...but not for those who don't obey.. Info-warrior

11:43pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Oxy Moron says...

Info-warrior wrote:
Well done to all concerned and lets hope they manage to start a nightshift to boost local jobs or even expand to bigger premises maybe in Blackburn. Am sure BwD are putting a portfolio together right now of available sites for Mrs Kay to view over at her leasure.

Or they better had be..!
Let's hope that jobs which appear from this degree of success aren't of the usual sort, fit only for monkeys. So many employers are organised in that way - a few directors and managers paid tolerably well, the rest on minimum wage. This is how humans treat themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Info-warrior[/bold] wrote: Well done to all concerned and lets hope they manage to start a nightshift to boost local jobs or even expand to bigger premises maybe in Blackburn. Am sure BwD are putting a portfolio together right now of available sites for Mrs Kay to view over at her leasure. Or they better had be..![/p][/quote]Let's hope that jobs which appear from this degree of success aren't of the usual sort, fit only for monkeys. So many employers are organised in that way - a few directors and managers paid tolerably well, the rest on minimum wage. This is how humans treat themselves. Oxy Moron

12:39am Mon 7 Jan 13

Venomp says...

Great to know quality jobs are of existence in Accrington
Great to know quality jobs are of existence in Accrington Venomp

10:31am Mon 7 Jan 13

juanbbien says...

Wasn't this Peter Iserwoods old firm that used to be on Burnley Road
Wasn't this Peter Iserwoods old firm that used to be on Burnley Road juanbbien

12:55pm Sat 12 Jan 13

stop changing facts to suit you says...

juanbbien wrote:
Wasn't this Peter Iserwoods old firm that used to be on Burnley Road
Sure was... that's how Mrs K got in!
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Wasn't this Peter Iserwoods old firm that used to be on Burnley Road[/p][/quote]Sure was... that's how Mrs K got in! stop changing facts to suit you

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