For any business, winning an award and receiving recognition for your efforts is a humbling experience. When the awarding institute comprises of those right on your doorstep, representing fellow local corporates, the accolade is undoubtedly even more so.
Celebrating a double win of precisely that nature is Yorkshire based manufacturer Quickslide. The Calderdale Excellence in Business Awards – held at The Arches, Halifax in November – brought together a cross section of companies in a lavish evening of home-grown acknowledgement. Contrary to assumptions that the home improvement sector is at the mercy of Brexit and Government uncertainty, Quickslide’s popularity within the industry was prominently recognised, with an announcement as ‘Overall Business of the Year 2019’.
Having already secured the ‘Large Business of the Year’ award earlier in the evening, Quickslide triumphed for a second time against leaders in IT, medical supplies, telemarketing and recruitment.
Quickslide’s Chairman Adrian Barraclough explained how much of the company’s success is indebted to highly proficient and professional relationships with their installer customers:
“The awards are a magnificent achievement for the company and huge endorsement for our philosophy of valuing our staff, suppliers and customers equally. Our installers represent Quickslide on the ground, and it is crucial that they understand how their professionalism and work ethic contributes to the achievement overall.”
Compere and local news presenter Harry Gration outlined the reasons given for Quickslide’s success as a constant endeavour for innovation, investment in people, contribution to the community and overall business performance.
Adrian continued: “We strive for recognition at this level to in part, enable the businesses of our installers to thrive, and be the first choice for homeowners.”
Looking to the future, Adrian confirmed Quickslide’s forthcoming plans for a £2 million investment in machinery, new factory extension and in-house systems which will see the business’s capacity significantly increase during the next few years.