On Friday 21st March, companies from around the Yorkshire region attended one of the most prestigious fixtures in the local business calendar, the Ward Hadaway 2015 Fastest 50 Awards, at Aspire in Leeds.
The event, sponsored by the Yorkshire Post, welcomed all shortlisted companies and a range of other interested parties to witness the outcome of who will be crowned Fastest Growing Large (turnover £15m+), Fastest Growing Medium (turnover £5m – £15m), Fastest Growing Small (turnover £1m – £5m) and Overall Fastest Growing Business in the Yorkshire region.
For the John Good Group, this was the third time in the last five years that the Company has been shortlisted as one of Yorkshire’s fastest growing companies. With an annual turnover in excess of £45m, John Good was placed in the Large Business category competing against a diverse range of companies.
The Group, which operates in the Shipping & Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution and Corporate & Leisure Travel industries, is delighted to announce that it finished in 7th position overall out of the 50 short-listed businesses. This is further recognition for the Group and complements its recent inclusion in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
Managing Director, Alan Platt said: “The Yorkshire region has received much praise in recent months for its entrepreneurial spirit and its ability to battle against the recession, creating more jobs than the whole of France.
“To be one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in Yorkshire is an achievement we are extremely proud of. We have been around long enough to know that in business you have to continually push to achieve ambitious targets. We are confident 2015 will continue to propel us into the next phase of our long-term growth strategy – hopefully we can go one better in 2016!”
The John Good Group has recently moved into a brand new bespoke head office in East Yorkshire and operates from a total of 18 sites across the UK including overseas offices in Turkey and China.