2015 is certainly stacking up to be a year to remember at Spooner Industries.
On Wednesday the local firm scooped the Exporter of the Year award at the glittering Excellence in Business awards at the Queens Hotel in Leeds. In its tenth year, the awards run by the Yorkshire Post has been focusing on firms who nurture and support their staff as well as responsibility in business.
Manufacturing Director at Spooner Robert Proctor, said:
“It’s a great pleasure to be recognised. At Spooner we have been engineering industrial solutions and exporting worldwide for over 80 years and sometimes you forget how successful we are when engrossed in your day-to-day work.”
This new accolade is hot on the heels of the heels of a visit to the Ilkley premises by the Prime Minster, David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne in February, who were impressed by the technology and commented:
“Spooner is a great example of the kind of ‘advanced manufacturing’ businesses this Government is trying to get behind.”
In addition Spooner was named Manufacturer of the Year at the Bradford Means Business Awards earlier this year and identified as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. Collated by the London Stock Exchange the annual report is a celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. To be selected, Spooner had to demonstrate not only consistent revenue growth over a minimum of 3 years but also significantly outperform peers in the same sector of manufacturing
Manufacturing industrial process machinery such as industrial ovens, dryers, coolers, provers, air turns, stabilisers, oxidisers and solvent and energy recovery equipment, the company has been a leading innovator in the principles of forced convection technology since 1932. Designing and manufacturing from purpose built premises in Ilkley, Spooner currently employs over 160 people and exports custom designed products worldwide.