Name and role: Adrian Barraclough – Chairman

Company: Quickslide

Sector: Window & Door Manufacturer

Describe what your business does?

We are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of PVCu and Aluminium Windows and Doors for the domestic market

How many staff do you employ?

Around 200

What does your role entail?

As Chairman I consider my role is to put a talented team of executives together, along with excellent tradespeople and create a platform for them all to demonstrate their abilities.

What attracted you to start/operate your business in Huddersfield?

Huddersfield ticks all the boxes, excellent tradespeople, good transport links, vibrant community and a really popular place to boast we work out of.

Name some of your biggest business achievements:

UK manufacturer of the year 2015

UK window of the year 2015 and 2018

Overall Calderdale business of the year 2019

(If I had to select only one then it would be the Calderdale business of the year last year because there were many thriving businesses)

What advice would you give to someone looking to set up or relocate their business in Huddersfield?

Huddersfield is simply an ideal building ground for any businesses in any industry. Wonderful councils who positively encourage enterprise, great rail/road links, superb professional services and availability of talented individuals who thrive on hard graft.

What are your hopes for Huddersfield 10 years from now (2030)?

I truly see Huddersfield being a UK powerhouse for industry. Everything is moving in the right direction and it’s a fabulous place to grow a business

On a personal level, what do you love most about the town?

Well there’s so much, but probably the people

Where is your favourite place to eat/drink in Huddersfield?

So many and wonderful variety to classy City Centre restaurants to amazing country pubs but if I had to select one then probably Prego’s in Brighouse (does that count)? Great quality, wonderful service, classy and value for money

Are there any recommendations or local knowledge you’d like to share with a visitor?

If you’re considering running your business from Huddersfield then simply stay over for a week, speak to the council, stay in a couple of hotels, take a drive around the rural area.

You’ll be sold!

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