Huddersfield based commercial property rentals business Towndoor Limited has been awarded the Eaton Smith Business of the Month prize.
Towndoor Limited is based in Meltham, Huddersfield, which specialises in the development and rental of commercial property. Founded in 1988 by Stuart and Lucy Bamforth, The Bamforth Group were initially involved in the dismantling of the huge premises which formally housed Case Tractors. During this process 50% of the factory site was sold to the group in the name of Towndoor Ltd, and within 4 years the whole of this huge site had been developed into an industrial estate which was fully occupied by 38 individual companies providing over 400 new jobs.
Further gradual expansion followed over the years and now Towndoor have over 90 units throughout Huddersfield and Leeds spread across 7 sites. Having over 1 million sq ft of space in units of various sizes with properties including trade counters, garages, warehouses, offices, manufacturing spaces, apartments and even a reservoir.
The judging panel were most impressed with the year on year growth and increase in profits and the fact that the bulk of the profit is reinvested in the business to grow the stock and also to continually improve the quality of the premises. Also the company contributes where possible to local community initiatives, as an example they are completing a ¾ million pound safety project at Meltham Mill’s reservoir to protect local residents and businesses from possible flooding.
Towndoor Managing Director, Dan Bamforth said “We at Towndoor are constantly looking to expand and improve our portfolio. Previous work processes that proved to be problematic have been replaced radically transforming business applications across the company. This has resulted in a more transparent approach bringing together all aspects for measuring progress towards our business success”.
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.