Milnsbridge-based structural glass manufacturer Specialist Glass Products (SGP) has won the Business of the Year Award (over 50+ employees) at the 2021/22 Examiner Awards.
The award recognises the best large companies in Huddersfield, employing a workforce of more than 50+ the business of the year will be able to demonstrate all-round business excellence, financial performance, business strategy and future plans.
Having continuously invested in high-tech equipment and its premises, the leading UK glass manufacturer has effectively quadrupled its production capacity, ensuring that it can meet the requirements of larger projects, short lead times and produce glass cost-effectively.
Although the pandemic brought much uncertainty to many businesses, the ongoing investment into the firm’s operations has enabled the company to meet and exceed, work on innovative products and services as wells as retain and recruit a large number of employees.
With tremendous growth and development over the past 12-months, SGP has put Huddersfield on the map when it comes to Manufacturing. Andrew Taylor, Managing Director, comments on the award win: “At Specialist Glass Products, we are committed to investing in our home town and people. Even with the impact of the seven-week shutdown and ongoing challenges faced by all businesses throughout the year, we have invested as much as possible into our equipment and factory to provide a healthy and rewarding workplace with opportunities for career development.
“The company has gone through a large-scale investment programme over the last 48 months, extending the manufacturing and equipping the new facility with the latest state-of-the-art machinery for curved and flat jumbo glass. Before this investment, no other glass manufacturing company in the UK could produce the latest high specification glasses in curved form. Consequently, these types of projects had previously always been sourced from overseas.
“Being recognised by the judges for our hard work and determination over the last two years means so much to me, Jonathan and the rest of the Specialist Glass team”.
Over the last 12 months, the firm has also been shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in Yorkshire Awards and the Investment Award at The Business Desk Business Masters Awards, won the Eaton Smith Solicitors Business of the Year Award and was made an exemplar in The Manufacturer Top 100.