This year’s Halifax Courier Business Awards was a glittering black tie event, held on Thursday 27 November at The Venue in Barkisland. Attended by several hundred businessmen and women from a wide range of local companies, the awards recognised the contribution of entrepreneurs and of businesses large and small based across the region.
As an award sponsor, Pennine Pneumatic Services sent a table of delegates, including, Managing Director Gary Whitaker, the presenter of the award David Jones, and Andy Pulley from Atlas Copco’s Sales Support Group, who travelled up especially for the awards.
After a tasty three-course meal, the Editor of the Halifax Courier, John Kenealy, introduced the evening’s presenter, Clare Frisby from BBC Look North, and the awards were under way.
The winner of the Manufacturing Award, sponsored by PPS, was Halifax-based company Polyframe Trade Ltd, the largest privately owned manufacturer and supplier of trade windows, doors and conservatories in the UK.
Other awards included Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded to Kate Hardcastle, Business Person of the Year, awarded to Johnathan Whitworth of DSales UK Ltd, and Business of the Year, which was picked up by Orchard Energy Ltd.
John Kenealy, Editor of the Halifax Courier, said: “It was a fantastic evening with a great sense of pride throughout the room. There were some great winners and thanks once again to our marvellous sponsors, who help put on this showcase of wonderful business talent in Calderdale.”
Those attending from PPS very much enjoyed the evening and were proud to be involved in the sponsorship of one of the awards.
Gary Whitaker of PPS said: “Although PPS operates UK-wide, we are very much rooted in our local community and sponsoring an award was a great way to show our support and recognition for the achievements of businesses in this area.”