The Duke of Kent will visit a Bingley-based international publishing company during a tour of the region on Tuesday.

He will visit Emerald Publishing in Wagon Lane, Bingley, to celebrate the firm’s “strong links in the local community and their achievements in the publishing industry.”

The Duke will have lunch with staff at the business, which was started in 1967 by academics at Bradford University and has since grown to become the publisher of the world’s widest range of management and library information services employing more than 200 staff at ten offices.

Earlier this year, the Duke met Dr Keith Howard, a founder of Emerald and a trustee of The Future Fund, a financial initiative to raise £10million for Leeds-based Opera North.

The Duke will also present a Queen’s Award for Enterprise to bosses at ATB Morley Ltd, in Pudsey, for its achievements in international trade.

The company, which makes large-scale industrial motors for coal mining, has doubled overseas revenue to £8m per year with 80 per cent of output going to China, Russia, Australia and the USA.

Direct exports achieved £18m in the last three years which created 33 extra jobs.

Managing director Ian Lomax said: “We are very proud of our staff and congratulate all of them.

“This award really puts little ATB Morley on the map.”

The Duke of Kent is a patron of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway after visiting the railway last year as part of the celebrations marking its 40th anniversary.

During tomorrow’s visit to West Yorkshire, the Duke will also visit men’s outfitters Carl Stuart Tailors and Stanningley Rugby Club.