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Yorkshire Packaging Systems has been awarded Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The monthly business awards celebrate the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses from Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Yorkshire Packaging Systems provide equipment and shrink films to most industries across the UK. The company is an inspirational success story of grit and determination to get through some difficult times during global recessions and, furthermore, the ability to anticipate market changes by adapting their business model to provide total packaging solutions. Today Yorkshire Packaging Systems is a highly successful business.
Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel said; “This is a very impressive business, not only in terms of financials and growth but also in relation to the investment in their people. The award application demonstrated that the company has a very low staff turnover which is credited to the creation of a workplace where everyone feels valued and can develop their skills. The future looks very positive for this business.”
Rachel Johnson, Director at Yorkshire Packaging Systems commented on their award win; “We are delighted to have our business recognised by the Eaton Smith Business Award. We have a fantastic team here at Yorkshire Packaging Systems and we have ambitious plans for our business going forward.”
Yorkshire Packaging Systems will now join the previous 11 winners and be entered in the Business of the Year Award which will be held on 6th July 2018.
Concepts Beauty & Wellbeing, an award-winning beauty and well-being salon in Huddersfield, has added the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award to its list of accolades. The monthly business awards recognise the achievements and celebrate the success of local businesses.
Concepts Beauty was established in 2002 by Sharon Seymour who has carved a niche for the business by specialising in luxury treatments using premium brands and the use of innovative technology.
Deborah Melluish, Partner and member of the judging panel commented; “Concepts Beauty is a worthy winner of the Business of the Month award. Their application demonstrated success in terms of financials, innovation and commitment to the region as well as great potential for future growth.”
Sharon Seymour, owner and founder of Concepts Beauty said; “I’m very proud of Concepts Beauty and the team. This award reflects the team’s hard work and commitment to providing the highest quality client care and experience.”
Concepts Beauty will now be put forward for the Business of the Year Award 2018 which will be held of 6th July.
Allegro Optical based in Meltham has been awarded Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award. The business awards celebrate the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses based in Kirklees, Calderdale or Wakefield.
Allegro Optical is an optician’s practice with a difference. While the business provides professional and affordable eyecare to the local community it also provides a bespoke optical service to musicians worldwide. The company specialises in providing individual optical solutions to professional and amateur performers who when reaching middle age struggle to focus on printed music, directions and written notes. As well as attracting local business, Allegro Optical has seen clients flying in from Switzerland, Austria and Germany for consultations and new glasses. They have also received enquiries from as far afield as Japan and Australia.
Kate Booth, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel said; “Allegro Optical impressed the judging panel through their innovative and individual approach to eyecare which has provided a much needed solution to a gap in the market. Their knowledge and bespoke service is admirable. “
Sheryl Doe, co-founder of Allegro Optical commented; “It is an honour to receive this award and we’re delighted that Allegro Optical has been recognised in this way. We are passionate about providing the best customer service and creating bespoke optical dispensing solutions for individual needs.
Allegro Optical will now automatically enter the Business of the Year Award which will be announced at the annual awards event on 6th July.
Scriba PR has added the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award to their list of accolades. The Business of the Month Award has been running since 1995 and recognises businesses for their hard work, brilliance and innovation.
Scriba PR is a technical PR agency founded by Katie Mallinson in 2013. The PR industry is very competitive but the Scriba PR found a way to stand out by specialising in PR for technical B2B firms and focussing on briefs that most agencies shy away from.
Phil Clarke, Partner and member of the judging panel said; “Scriba PR stood out as a company that has grown through an innovative offering in a crowded marketplace. It is clear that there is continual reinvestment in the business both in terms of developing systems and technologies and staff training and well-being”.
Katie Mallinson, MD of Scriba commented; “I am so proud of our team and client growth over the past couple of years and it is a great achievement for the business’s progress and hard work to be recognised with this accolade.”
Scriba PR is the ninth month winner of the 2017/18 Business of the Month series. They will now go through to the judging panel for the 2018 Business of the Year Awards which will be held in July.
Birstall based PMG Print Management is the latest business to be awarded Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award.
PMG Print Management uses innovative and cost-effective solutions to deliver clever ideas through numerous creative services, from finding the best print solutions and managing campaigns, through to storage and distribution services. The company manages nationwide campaigns across all types of media and formats, ensuring clients meet tight deadlines and that projects are delivered cost effectively. Furthermore, it takes measures to ensure its practices and processes are entirely renewable and recyclable, with 94% of its paper coming from Europe, in areas of forest that are expanding year on year.
Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel commented:
“PMG has demonstrated innovation in order to stand out in a crowded marketplace. The dedication the company shows in employing clever print management solutions to save clients both time and money should be commended. As a result of this, PMG continue to grow from their Yorkshire base which is fantastic for the region.”
Mike Roberts, Management Director of PMG Print Management commented:
“We are delighted to have won the Business of the Month Award. We have a fantastic team at PMG who are instrumental to the success of the business. This is a great start to 2018 which I believe will be a year of outstanding growth for PMG.”
PMG Print Management now has the opportunity to win the annual Business of the Year award which sees every monthly winner put forward; the winner will be announced at a breakfast awards ceremony held by Eaton Smith in July.
Eaton Smith LLP are delighted to announce that Hunter Safety Solutions are the latest winners of the Business of the Month award.
The monthly accolade, awarded by Eaton Smith solicitors, recognises businesses who have demonstrated hard work, brilliance and innovation. Established in 1995, designed to showcase the best businesses in the region, the award has been won by a diverse range of businesses.
Deborah Melluish, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel, said: “The judges were very impressed with the speed with which Hunter Safety Solutions has grown, the way in which the business has diversified and also the passion for the business that was evident from the application. Hunter Safety Solutions is a very worthy winner of the Eaton Smith Business of the Month Award.”
Members of the Hunter Safety team attended the Eaton Smith offices in Huddersfield to accept the award and meet the judging panel.
Managing Director of Hunter Safety Solutions, Katie Hunter, said: "We are so pleased to have won this award. I’m extremely proud of everything we’ve achieved at Hunter Safety over the past five years so for this to be acknowledged by the judging panel is very rewarding. It’s great to see local businesses supporting each other in this way.”
Hunter Safety Solutions now has the opportunity to win the annual Business of the Year award which sees every monthly winner put forward; the winner will be announced at a breakfast awards ceremony held by Eaton Smith in July.
10 Associates from Mirfield have become the latest recipient of Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award.
10 Associates was established in 2004 by three colleagues who had worked together for other creative agencies for many years. The company helps grow businesses through their unique Brandschool® process, creative understanding and commercial insight. They also have ambitious plans for the future with the launch of an online product.
Kate Booth, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel said; “The judges commented that this was a very well presented application and believe that 10 is a stable and sustainable business as they have weathered the loss of a substantial client and have exciting plans for the future with the proposal of a fixed price online product. The testimonials provided are very impressive and we liked the employee rewards and engagement they described.”
David Worthington of 10 Associates commented; “It is fantastic to be chosen as Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month. We have created a business that we are really proud of and our team work very hard to ensure its success”.
10 Associates are the 6th monthly winner of the 2017/18 Business of the Month Awards series and will join the other monthly winners to compete for the Business of the Year Award in July 2018.
Stada Video was first established by entrepreneur and independent filmmaker Danny Lacey in 2009. The company grew quickly and, within a few years, he began hiring staff and started tackling larger projects. Stada Video has produced video content for over 100 companies of all sizes and has expanded their services to include a video marketing package that makes full use of the latest technology and online trends to help businesses distribute their video content for maximum impact.
Alison Palmer, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel commented; “Stada Video demonstrated impressive growth, now employing ten full time members of staff and a portfolio of over 100 clients. The panel were impressed with the company’s commitment to developing their staff in order to build a strong team. The future looks very good for Stada Video and we felt that it was a worthy winner of the Business of the Month Award.”
Danny Lacey, Managing Director of Stada Video said; “We have worked very hard to build a business that we are not only proud of but that we love to work in and we’re delighted to have that recognised by receiving the Business of the Month Award.”
The Business of the Month Award has been running since 1995. All monthly winners are entered into the Business of the Year Award which takes place every year in July. Stada Video is the fifth business to go through to the Business of the Year 2018 Awards.
Innovate Orthopaedics was created in 2015 by Alex Gutteridge and Hannah Longbottom who saw an unfulfilled need in the medical device world. Their aim was to create a business that worked directly with customers to design products they actually wanted and operate in a nimble manner bringing products to market faster than their larger competitors. In just over a year Innovate Orthopaedics was able to design, prototype, manufacture, test and bring to market their first product. They also gained the all-important CE mark which meant that they could sell their product. Their products are used by orthopaedic surgeons to repair knee ligaments in NHS Teaching Hospitals, District Generals and Private Hospitals across the UK, Northern Ireland and, more recently, New Zealand.
Phil Clarke, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel said; “The judging panel was impressed with their financial success in a short time and the forecast for future growth. The application demonstrated that the founders had spotted a gap in the market which they are now fulfilling through their expertise, experience and hard work. The business also makes an important contribution to the region by preferring to deal with local businesses and also raising the profile of Huddersfield while serving customers in London, Belfast, Manchester and Auckland.”
Alex Gutteridge, MD of Innovate Orthopaedics commented; “This is an exciting time for our business. There is huge interest in our products and we are experiencing rapid growth. We have plans to expand our office in Huddersfield and our personnel in order to cope with the demands of our growing business. We are delighted to have our hard work recognised by being awarded the Business of the Month Award.”
Gary Walker, Account Director and Heather Dickinson, Creative Artworker, were presented with the award by Chris Taylor, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel.
Propack was established in 1996 and remains a privately-owned family business. The business was set up to service the Direct Marketing Industry and provides direct mail and digital print services to a quality client base.
Chris Taylor commented; “Propack’s application demonstrated impressive evidence of growth and financial success as well as ambitious plans for the future. They invest in their staff through training and staff retention is high.”
Gary Walker Account Director at Propack commented; “We are very proud of what we have achieved and are excited about the future of the business. We are delighted to have our success recognised by the judging panel of the Business of the Month Award.”
Propack are the third monthly winner in the 2017/2018 Business of the Month Award series. They will now go through to the Business of the Year Award in July 2018.
The team at SB Homes have been designing and developing bespoke new houses through the Colne Valley in Huddersfield for over 20 years. The firm’scurrent development is Empire Works — a mixture of 70 two, three and four-bedroomed homes in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield.
Deborah Melluish, partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel said; “SB Homes submitted a very impressive application which clearly demonstrated their passion for not only their business, but also for the community in which they operate.
“Furthermore, they have developed an intelligent business strategy which meant they were able to continue operating during the downturn in the housing market. The judging panel therefore felt that SB Homeswas a worthy winner of the Business of the Month Award.”
Stephen Byram, managing director of SB Homes commented: “We’re delighted to have been chosen as Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month. As a company, we’re committed to the areas that we develop in, and take a lot of care to create bespoke properties that have soul and character.
“We’re therefore really proud to be recognised for this approach!”
The Business of the Month Award has been running since 1995. All monthly winners are entered into the Business of the Year Award which takes place every year in July. SB Homes is the second business to go through to the Business of the Year 2018 Awards.
Arrow Self Drive has experienced steady, controlled growth going from a two-man operation with a handful of vans 29 years ago to employing 82 people across eight regions with over 2000 cars, vans, minibuses and trucks on fleet.
Alison Palmer, Partner at Eaton Smith and member of the judging panel said; “Arrow is a well-established business that has been around for many years and makes a valuable contribution to our region. We were particularly impressed with the company’s dedication to customer service, employing over 80 local individuals to ensure the team deals directly with customers rather than employing call centres. “
James Hill, Managing Director of Arrow Self Drive said; “We are thrilled to have been recognised for our hard-work and determination over the last twenty-nine years. The team has worked incredibly hard to build a successful business, committed to outstanding customer service and the best-value vehicle-hire throughout Yorkshire.”
Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award was established in 1995 and is open to any business operating within the Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield areas. Arrow Self Drive is the first winner in the 2017/2018 Business of the Month awards series and will automatically be entered into the Business of the Year Awards which will take place in July 2018.
Arrow Self Drive which is based in Linthwaite, Huddersfield is the largest independently owned vehicle rental company in Yorkshire with over 2,000 vehicles on fleet. The founders initially began selling commercial vehicles to local businesses from a small site and a wooden hut on Manchester Road, Huddersfield in 1988. The trend for leasing vehicles was gaining popularity as customers saw the advantage of having an all-inclusive fixed cost monthly package so they put three vans onto hire to see how it went and Arrow Self Drive was born. Thirty years on, James Hill, son of founder Robert, is now the managing director of Arrow Self Drive, leading a team of more than 80 employees across its eight Yorkshire depots.
Hunter Safety is a health and safety consultancy based in Glasshoughton that works predominantly but not exclusively in the construction and manufacturing sectors. The company which was established in 2012 by Katie Hunter as a one-person operation based at her home, now boasts an impressive client base and over 30 employees. The success of Hunter Safety is due to its ability to grow and evolve to meet customer demands, endeavouring to meet whatever service the client needs in the area of safety, in order to save money for their client in the long term.
Propack was established in 1996 in Huddersfield to service the Direct Marketing industry and remains a privately-owned family business today. Not only do Propack print and prepare mail shots but their Ethical Mail product is also a postage channel. This means they sort and give the mail to the post office ready sorted in ready to deliver bags. The company employs 60 full time members of staff and staff retention is testament to the investment the company makes in them. A number of staff members have been with the company since it began.