Denby firm up for award

Prime Minister David Cameron answers questions for employees during a PM Direct at HL Plastics.
Prime Minister David Cameron answers questions for employees during a PM Direct at HL Plastics.

A Denby plastics firm has been shortlisted for an award for expanding businesses.

HL Plastics has been shortlisted in the Growing Business of the Year (Mid-Sized Company Turnover £25m - £50m) category at this year’s Real Business Growing Business Awards, held in association with Lloyds Bank and supported by the CBI.

The company designs and manufactures innovative, lead-free PVCu products including windows, bi-folding and patio doors, conservatory roofs, and garden and landscaping products.

It celebrated its 40th year in business in 2014 and was praised for its growth in the manufacturing sector by Prime Minister David Cameron during a recent visit.

Tim Hinton, managing director, SME & Mid Markets at Lloyds Bank, said: “The number and quality of entrants this year is truly extraordinary. Not only have we seen a record number of nominations but perhaps the strongest all-round set of nominations yet.

“These businesses represent the best of British. Every one of these companies and entrepreneurs has shown that they have the tenacity and drive to innovate, grow and contribute to the country’s ongoing economic recovery.

“As we have seen, previous winners of these awards typically go on to achieve great things.

“I look forward to watching the development of this year’s nominees closely and hope they inspire other businesses to fulfil their potential.”

Other firms shortlisted in the category include Diversity Travel, Kingdom Security, Golden Charter, Motorclean and Orangebox. The award is designed to recognise world-class, privately owned UK companies with a turnover of £25 to £50m plus.

Now in its 16th year, the awards have seen a record number of entries across 12 categories, including Retail Hero and Export Champion of the Year. This year’s winners will be announced on November 25th at an awards ceremony in London.

Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said: “The UK’s economic recovery is on solid ground and the UK’s growing businesses are playing a critical role in spurring on growth. These entrepreneurial firms are our future champion companies, and the CBI is proud to celebrate their successes and to support these awards.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 25th November.

For more information and to buy tickets for the event, visit the Growing Business Awards site.