HUddersfield-based structural glass manufacturer Specialist Glass Products won the 2020/21 Eaton Smith Company of the Year award.
Over the past 48 months, the family business has invested more than £ 6million to expand and equip its factory with the latest state-of-the-art machinery, currently enabling it to process, cut, harden, fold and laminate the glass. to 6000 mm x 3210 mm.
The continued investment in high-tech equipment and its premises has effectively quadrupled SGP’s production capacity, ensuring that they can meet the demands of larger projects, short lead times and produce glass profitably.
With tremendous growth and development over the past 12 months, the specialty glass maker was among eleven companies shortlisted for the Company of the Year award after being previously named Company of the Month.
The award in association with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber features top companies demonstrating innovation and outstanding contribution in Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Deborah Melluish, Senior Partner at Eaton Smith and Jury Member, said: “Specialist Glass Products is an incredibly impressive company making a significant contribution to the region, not only in terms of employment but also in terms of profile. The judges were impressed with his commitment to innovation which enabled him to compete for large contracts internationally.
“The investment that management has put into the business is evident and excellent decision making on their part has provided SGP with a very successful business and an exciting future.”
Andrew Taylor, Co-Managing Director of SGP, commented on the award; “We are delighted that the judges recognized our hard work and commitment to innovation. It has been an extremely difficult 18 months for the manufacturing industry, and we would just like to say that we are incredibly grateful to our hard working employees and loyal customers who have supported us throughout the process.
“We are very excited to drive SGP’s future growth. “