On Friday 1st July 2022, over 150 people in business gathered for the first time in over 2 years for Eaton Smith’s Business of the Year Awards 2022, this time being held at the John Smith’s Stadium. The 12 monthly winners from the 2021/22 series of the Business of the Month Awards were all in contention for the Award which celebrates the hard work, brilliance and innovation of businesses throughout Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
Deborah Melluish, Eaton Smith’s Senior Partner, spoke of the winners: “Each of the monthly winners has been before a judging panel and been awarded the accolade of being a Business of the Month. To see all the monthly winners together at the Awards and to welcome them, along with our other guests, is a perfect celebration of the determination and innovation displayed by the businesses across the Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield areas.”
The winners of the Business of the Year Awards 2022 were Easy Bathrooms, the consumer and trade arm of Cubico UK Ltd. Cubico was founded in 2012 to sell bathroom products to independent retailers. However, the strategy changed a few years later and the company opened a network of their own showrooms across the UK and Easy Bathrooms was born. Since then, the company has seen rapid growth, employs hundreds of people and makes a significant contribution to the region.
In second place were marketing and fulfilment provider, Flow Fulfilment. Since 2008, Flow Fulfilment have worked with thousands of marketing-focused businesses, providing support on product launches, campaigns, in-store promotions, and direct mailing. The company have also worked with well-known international companies such as Disney, Jaguar, Cadbury’s and Wickes. The business also completed the acquisition of a unique SAAS platform print management company, The Personal Print Portal (TPPP), the creation and launch of its new brand, The Business Building Company (Co.) and the creation of The Flow Group which ties all the brands together.
In third place were family run business Go Shred Limited, a confidential shredding and document management company based in Huddersfield, is the latest company to win Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month Award which is run in conjunction with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber and the Department for International Trade. Go Shred was established in 2014 by Mike Cluskey who had previously been a Director at a large shredding company. Today it is a family run business with strong ethical values and impressive ambitions.
The other nominees for the Business of the Year Awards 2022 included Colourcube Automotive Ltd, Synergos Consultancy Ltd, Venture Forge, Snövargar, Torchbearer Interactive Limited, TrueHR, Town Hall Group, Social Progress and Plus Health Company.
Established in 1995, the Business of the Month Awards are open to any business in the Kirklees, Calderdale or Wakefield area and the Awards are run in conjunction with the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and UK Trade & Investment.