We are very excited to have been shortlisted for two categories at this year’s Burnley Business Awards.
The Burnley Business Awards is an evening of pride and celebration, recognising the achievements of local businesses and individuals in the town. This year we have been shortlisted in two categories: Manufacturing Excellence Award and Medium Size Business Award.
During the application process and final presentations, the judges wanted to see the passion within the business, including growth plans for the future, evidence of investment in people and the community, recycling initiatives and proven sales track records and product development.
We are thrilled to be shortlisted: with a reputation within the refrigeration transport industry for innovation and quality-assured products, we always aim to stay ahead of the competition and make Burnley a great place to do business. The majority of our employees live in or around the Burnley area and we firmly believe in supporting the local economy and bringing jobs and skills to the residents of Lancashire. Our staff feel excited to be part of such an innovative and forward-thinking business, striving to push the boundaries in a technical sector. They have access to the best tools, flexibility to suggest and test new methods of working, and new ideas are always welcomed. Staff are recognised and rewarded for being part of the progression of the products and services.
Due to the year-on-year growth of the company and ambitious future plans, there is great potential for career progression too. Roles are being created and adapted continuously to stabilise, maintain, and develop the business.
We have seen a remarkable run of six consecutive years of year-on-year growth of nearly 40% each year. In 2016, sales were up by 46%, reaching the £10M mark for the first time. The number of fridge van conversions sold was up by 46% and refrigerated vehicle sales up by 50%. This was achieved thanks to a relocation and expansion of the manufacturing facilities, and the dedication of new and existing staff members, striving to achieve greatness.
We are looking forward to attending the big event, due to take place on Thursday 29th June at Townley Hall and help celebrate all the other great achievements in our town.