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Business of the Year Awards

Published 27th Jun 2014 by Rebecca Walker

‚ÄčEaton Smith's Business of the Year awards in partnership with us and UKTI was held Friday 4th July at the Cedar Court hotel, Ainley Top, Huddersfield.

With more than 230 business representatives and the 12 latest monthly award winners in attendance, a celebration breakfast commended the achievements of local organisations.

The winners were selected as LSi, a promotional merchandise company founded by a 24 year old Lloyd Simpson back in 1994. The judges told that Lloyd had clearly demonstrated a real sense of care for his ever growing team of 28. Remaining in Kirklees throughout its success the Cleckheaton based supplier of promotional merchandise and clothing has experienced steady growth over the past 19 years. LSi has become one the leading corporate merchandise producing companies in the UK and the largest of its kind in Yorkshire. In 2013, LSi moved into impressive new offices, with a warehouse and a state of the art showroom which is the largest of its kind in this country. LSI has an impressive client base, including Ronseal and Theakstons and with record sales figures in the last year, the trend looks set to continue, with the future looking bright for this fine local business.Lloyd told us "Many thanks for this award, it is all down to the work of the team here at LSi"

Second place was awarded to Huddersfield based Towndoor for their successful property and development business. Founded in 1988, this family run Huddersfield business specialises in the development and rental of commercial property. Towndoor has over 90 units of various sizes and applications spread across 7 sites throughout Huddersfield and Leeds, including trade counters, garages, warehouses and office space. Having experienced year on year growth and increase in profits, this well respected local business deserves great credit, as it continues to re-invest profits into the expansion of the portfolio, with attention to detail in improving the quality of premises provided.

Third place was offered to Andrew Locke of Andrew Locke Plumbing and Heating. This long established plumbing, heating and tiling business based in Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield operates throughout Yorkshire and beyond, on domestic and a variety of commercial properties. The business has grown , 

steadily over the years and now employs 18 staff, which is quite an achievement considering what has been the longest slump in the building industry for many years.

Applications are now open  for the monthly prize which could see your business awarded the prestigious Business of the Year prize next July.


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