The awards were established in 2011 to celebrate the achievements of businesses and business people within the Rochdale Borough and this year was no exception with the cream of Rochdale’s businesses attending.
Skylight Circus Arts gave this year’s glittering event, at Rochdale Town Hall, a big top feel as 30 finalists arrived to see if they were winners in the ten categories they were competing for.
Rochdale council leader Mr Richard Farnell told an audience of more than 350 in the Great Hall that Rochdale was ‘on the rise’ and congratulated the borough’s business leaders on their contribution.
Attention then turned to the 2014 Rochdale Business Awards. These prestigious and hotly contested awards saw companies and individuals rewarded for their outstanding achievement.
Heywood based, GJD Manufacturing Ltd, had been shortlisted in the Business of the Year category (Turnover £1m to £5m) which was sponsored by Jackson Jackson & Sons Ltd.
With great anticipation representatives from the GJD team eagerly awaited as the sponsor announced the winner. With absolute trepidation and delight GJD scooped the first prize and won the award for Rochdale’s Business of Year 2014.
Mark Tibbenham, Managing Director at GJD Manufacturing, comments “We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award. It is a huge honour for me personally and such well deserved recognition to all the team at GJD for their continuous hard work and dedication to our company. We are very excited about the future and the forecast of growth for GJD and we certainly welcome the opportunity to create more jobs in the North West”.
GJD Manufacturing Ltd designs, manufactures and supplies professional external wired and wireless detector equipment, CCTV and lighting controllers as well as IR and white light LED illuminators utilised in the intruder surveillance industry. An industry leader, they take great pride in developing new designs; utilising the latest technology and implementing state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques that will ensure our respected position within the industry. In 2013 GJD celebrated 30 years of successful British manufacturing………….we raise a glass to the next 30 as we congratulate GJD on this outstanding achievement.