KNUTSFORD-based manufacturer Oliver Valves has launched a recruitment drive that will create 20 new jobs.

The announcement follows 12 months of international growth which has included new business in Qatar, Korea and Australia.

Michael Oliver, the founder and chairman of Oliver Valves, said: “We are increasingly doing business overseas.

“However we remain very much a local employer, and it is critical that we continue to invest in our in skills base in Knutsford.”