Aquarian Cladding Systems has done what no other company has managed in the history of the Business Leader Awards – win the Business of the Year award for a second year running.
The external cladding supplier was celebrating after retaining Business of the Year (1-10 employees) at the biggest and most celebrated business awards event in the South West.
Across the three pillars of financial performance, CSR and plans for future growth, Aquarian stood out to the judges, who commented: “This business has consistently invested in the community, its staff and IT systems and product testing while still managing to achieve year on year growth, with very impressive levels of profitability.”
For Aquarian’s Managing Director Paul Richards, winning the award back-to-back is testament to the hard work and consistent performance of his team.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have won Business of the Year again, but what makes it extra special for us is winning it for a second year running.
“While winning it once says that we had a great year, winning it twice in a row shows that our strategy is sustainable.
“Each and every one of the team play a huge part in our success and it was great to celebrate at what was another great night hosted by the Business leader team.”
Business Leader Editor Oli Ballard commented: “Winning Business of the Year two years in a row has never been done before so I’d like to say congratulations to Aquarian Cladding.
“The competition is getting fiercer every year – this year we received over 200 entries which was a record – so winning a Business Leader award, let alone retaining one, is no easy task.”
Hosted by Michael Portillo, almost 600 guests including CEOs, VIPs, business leaders and professionals attended the black-tie event at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, which featured a champagne reception, gala dinner, awards presentation and charity casino.
The awards were open to businesses across the region and judged by an independent panel of experts who spent several weeks assessing entries and visiting businesses.
For more information on Aquarian Cladding, telephone 0808 223 9080.