HEAVY machinery manufacturer JCB was in the national spotlight this week when the company played host to an edition of the BBC's political flagship show, Question Time.

Programme host David Dimbleby, and guests including former Labour deputy prime minister Lord Prescott and Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis, fielded questions from an audience assembled in the Innovation Centre at JCB’s World HQ at Rocester.

JCB CEO Graeme Macdonald said: “It was a pleasure to host David Dimbleby and BBC One’s Question Time at JCB. The JCB’s Innovation Centre is where the ideas for our products are brought to life and the industrial setting provided an ideal backdrop for the programme.”