Production Park was delighted to pick up two awards at Insider’s Growth 100 Awards on Friday 18th October at The Met Hotel, Leeds.

Ian Leach, Editor at Yorkshire Business Insider, addresses the guests at the 2019 Growth 100 Awards
Ian Leach, Editor at Yorkshire Business Insider, addresses the guests at the 2019 Growth 100 Awards

The event recognises the fastest growing companies from all corners of the region’s boundaries and from a wide range of sectors, including newer industries like ed-tech and online design to historic trades such as engineering, manufacturing and textiles, all representing the richness of business in Yorkshire and The Humber.

This is the 3rd consecutive year that Production Park have been listed in Yorkshire’s 100 fastest growing companies and another event in which we have enjoyed some success.

L-R: Joe Allott, Marketing & Client Engagement and Toby Van-Hay, Client Services Director, collect The Gold Medal Award from sponsor James Searby of Directorbank
L-R: Joe Allott, Marketing & Client Engagement and Toby Van-Hay, Client Services Director, collect The Gold Medal Award from sponsor James Searby of Directorbank

Production Park was named as winners of the Innovation Award and the overall winner on the day of the Gold Medal Award. This is something that we are very proud of, as we faced stiff competition in the Gold Medal category from strong prestigious Yorkshire-based companies.

Innovation Award

Awarded to the company from the Growth 100 list that has shown genuine innovation to meet their customers’ needs and/or grow their business. For example, this could be through innovation in people skills, machinery, technology or simply its approach to business.

Gold Medal Award

This award is given to one winner from among the winners who stood out above the rest.

Find all shortlists and winners below:

Source: https://www.insidermedia.com/news/yorkshire/awards-honour-firms-achieving-rapid-growth

Growth 100 Award

Sponsored byBHP, Chartered Accountants
Winner: Huddersfield Town Association Football Club Ltd
This award goes to the company which achieved first place in Insider's Growth 100 rankings this year.

Rising Star Award

Sponsored by: CMS
Winner: Yorkare Homes Ltd
Yorkare featured at number nine on our Growth 100 list overall. It saw turnover rise 400 per cent from £2m in 2014 to £9m in 2018. But it isn’t just about its commercial record. The business has received numerous Outstanding ratings from the Care Quality Commission, which puts it in the top 2% of providers in the country. It has won two best New Care Home in the UK awards and the Stock Exchange’s 1000 Businesses to Inspire Britain.
Shortlisted:
Onward Holdings Ltd
Birdsall Estates Company Ltd
Advanced Manufacturing (Sheffield) Ltd
AR Travel & Tours Ltd

Export Award

Sponsored by: Tall
Winner: OE Electrics Ltd
Forty-seven per cent of OE's turnover is in overseas sales. In order to improve its reach into Europe, it created a site near Cologne to work closely with distributors in Germany, France, Poland and Holland. Its new 'click and connect' modular system QikFit allows distributors and customers to design and assemble their own units. This award win follows a Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade
Shortlisted:
Lambson Ltd
Sigma GRP Ltd
Elsham Wold Estates Ltd
AFI Topco Ltd

Innovation Award

Sponsored by: Fitek
Winner: Production Park Ltd
Production Park is a unique support environment for the live events industry, which unites technology, creative spaces and education. Founded in 2015, it is today an international destination of choice for technically challenging live productions.
Shortlisted:
BJSS Ltd
A.W. Hainsworth Holdings Ltd
Pharmacy2u Limited
Walker Modular Ltd

Business Leadership Award

Sponsored by: Barclays
Winner: James Sweeting, managing director, Elsham Wold Estates
A former trainee coffee taster, James co-founded both Lincoln & York coffee makers and Pipers Crisps, which was sold to Pepsi earlier this year
Shortlisted:
Victoria Robertshaw, co-owner, Keelham Farm Shop
David McNicholas, chief executive, AFI-Uplift
Mark Livingstone, chief executive, Pharmacy2U
Hannah Brindle, managing director, Virtual College

Gold Award

Sponsored by: Directorbank
Winner: Production Park Ltd
From the pre-visualisation of set designs and theatrical prop making through to sports structures, large-scale sculptures and the construction of multimillion-pound concert touring stage sets, Production Park is the only place on earth where technically-challenging live productions is fed back into a university accredited educational ecosystem of the UK's only Live Events Production University Centre, Backstage Academy. The location is continuing investment with an Innovations Centre focused on developing technologies.