Brighouse-based member company Lattitude7,specialists in providing a variety of training and development services, has been awarded the latest Eaton Smith Business of the Month prize.
Lattitude7's services include, personal development, team building, ethics & integrity, coaching and business mentoring. The business was formed in September 2010 by the Managing Director Dr Martin Haigh, a Chartered Engineer by profession who had previously worked abroad for a large global company, much of it spent in Germany.
During 2009 with the world economy struggling Martin was not having the time to focus on his passion for working on developing people and so took the brave decision to set up his own business. Initially starting with some pro-bono work in Calderdale Martin started to win paid work for SME’s; providing services such as presentations skills, team building and business process improvement. The business made a profit in the first year of trading and has continued to grow steadily since. As a result of a number of high-value contracts, turnover and profit has increased significantly recently, with a number of projects for high-profile organisations including Manchester Metropolitan University, Calderdale Council, MYCCI, and The Manufacturing Institute among others. Martin has been supporting companies overseas and has recently secured a contract with Birmingham City Council.
The judging panel were most impressed by the courage Martin demonstrated in leaving his job during difficult economic times to set up his own business doing something he was very passionate about which deserves great credit. Although currently working for himself he uses a number of local contractors and associates when necessary and is very active in promoting the business within the local community with a great deal of pro-bono work for apprentices and schools.
Lattitude7 owner, Martin Haigh said “I am absolutely delighted to be given this award. I work hard to support the local business community and it is really pleasing to be recognised by the professionals at Eaton Smith. I would like to thank all my clients for believing in me and for giving me the opportunity to make a difference for them”.
Do you have a business in Calderdale, Kirklees or Wakefield that could win the next monthly award? Contact Ian Greenwood on 01484 821300 for more information.