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Business of the Year Awards 2019

On 28th June 2019 nearly 200 business people gathered at the Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield for Eaton Smith’s Business of the Year Awards. The 12 monthly winners from the 2018/19 series of the Business of the Month Award were all in contention for the award which celebrates the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses throughout Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield. Together these businesses turnover more than £100 million.

Mike Webb, Eaton Smith’s Senior Partner, spoke of the winners “Although the products and services of these incredible businesses are vastly different from the textiles and engineering industries traditionally found in this area, each of them is an adornment to innovation and enterprise for which this region is justly recognised.”

The winners of the 2019 Business of the Year Awards were Smith Brothers (Contracting) Ltd, a Huddersfield-based family business that provide a range of turnkey power engineering services. Established in 1999, the company has a reputation as a specialist in its market and work with many large brands. The award was received by Richard Smith, joint Managing Director.

In second place were cabling infrastructure and technology company, Data Installation & Suppliers Ltd. Managing Director, Mick Foster began the company in 1983 from his home and 35 years later, with the help of his two sons the company is thriving. In third place were Red Ledge Ltd. Founded by two University friends, Alan Wilcockson and Andy O’Donnell, Red Ledge has been providing state-of-the-art business solutions and process automation to some of the world’s leading companies ever since.

Established in 1995 the Business of the Month Awards are open to any business in the Kirklees, Calederdale or Wakefield area.