Echo Business Awards 2015: Business of the Year

Brighouse Echo Business Awards 2015. Business of the Year. From the left, sponsor Richard and Julie Jessop from Arrow Coach Travel, winners Michael Connor and Joe Pickering from Quickslide Ltd and host Clare Frisby.
Brighouse Echo Business Awards 2015. Business of the Year. From the left, sponsor Richard and Julie Jessop from Arrow Coach Travel, winners Michael Connor and Joe Pickering from Quickslide Ltd and host Clare Frisby.

The prestigious title of Business of the Year, sponsored by Arrow Coach Travel, recognises success, growth and achievement.

The award, presented by Richard and Julie Jessop of Arrow Coach Travel, was won by Quickslide Ltd.

Founded over a decade ago the company has built a reputation on the design and manufacture of its PVC sliding sash windows that have been engineered to replicate traditional timber box sashes but with all the benefits of utilisation of modern materials. Being privately owned allows its hands-on approach to remain, even though it now produces huge volumes and have vastly extended its product range at its 150,000 ft site in Brighouse.

Michael Connor, from Quickslide, said: “This is an award for all the hard work everyone has done with a lot of the workers coming from Brighouse.

“There were some great other people and businesses who were nominated.

“We are really committed to the people who we work for.”

Lattitude7, Sleigh and Story and Projex Solutions were also nominated in the category.

Established by Martin Haigh, Lattitude7 was established to provide focused training in the area of personal development in businesses. During three and a half years in business, he has written and delivered programmes for local, national and international organisations which have made significant differences to the effectiveness of the people and the bottom line of companies.

Sleigh and Story was formed in Peter Sleigh’s back bedroom 10 years ago. In 2015 it marks its 10th anniversary and is celebrating it by moving into beautiful state of the art new premises.

It continues to grow at a rate of more than 20 per cent per annum and now employs 10 people including three apprentices. Sleigh and Story has recently prepared a five year vision in which it expects to double in size to a turnover of more than £1 million per annum.

Projex Solutions is an engineering design and project management company providing multi-disciplined engineering solutions to the chemical, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, food & allied industries. Due to the continued work flow with a number of major global blue-chip companies, it has continued to maintain its growth.