Denby firm scoops award

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Denby-based plastic extrusion firm HL Plastics has scooped a major national business award at a ceremony in London.

The Growing Business Awards are the most established and respected national recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success in the UK.

Created by Real Business, held in association with Lloyds Bank and supported by the CBI, the awards have previously identified emerging businesses that have since become household names, such as Innocent Smoothies, EasyJet and LoveFilm.

As part of the judging process, the team faced a panel interview in October with CBI members in London to test their company knowledge and elaborate about the Liniar range of products that are designed and manufactured at its factory in Derbyshire.

All the finalists were invited to attend a glittering award ceremony and gala dinner at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 25th November, where comedian Ed Byrne entertained the 350 or so delegates before announcing the winners in each category.

Finance director Emma Arrell and marketing director Sue Davenport, having already faced the question panel together for the award entry, were delighted to discover the company had won the prestigious Growing Business of the Year Award for mid-sized companies, a company spokesman said.

Accepting on behalf of HL Plastics, Emma commented:“We’re thrilled to have won this prestigious award, especially as the competition in this category was so strong.

“The success of HL Plastics is not only down to the design of its innovative Liniar brand, but also to the 400-strong team who continually step up to meet the ongoing demands of our rapid growth.

“We’re so proud to be a part of this great British manufacturing company and this award is for them.”