I am very proud to announce that we have won the Family Business award at “The Star Small Business Awards 2018” at a ceremony held in Sheffield City Centre on Thursday 19th July.
Managing Director Richard Pitchfork was there to pick up the award at the Virgin Money Lounge and commented “It is a huge honour to be recognised by a panel of judges looking for companies that are really adding to the City and doing the City proud. We are a City of Makers and Innovators from our very beginning and to be recognised as a company that is striving to keep that tradition alive is brilliant for us. We are an old business but we are one that is trying to develop for the next generation and we are pleased that all the efforts we are making are being recognised. There is a long long way to go but we feel as though we are making progress.”
We are very proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in the last 3 of the Sheffield Star Small Business Awards (Family Business category), the winner being awarded at a ceremony in Sheffield City Centre on Thursday 19th July. This is a huge honour for us and completely unexpected as, unlike many awards, you do not enter yourself but are nominated.
Over the last few years we have been working very hard to develop the company and move it forward for the next generation and the generation after that of our family, as previous generations have done. This also means looking outside our traditional boundaries and our traditional products for new and innovative developments.
We have not only re-invigorated our traditional products with new packaging but also completely re launched our oldest and most traditional brand “Charles Butler” with recipes dating back to his Victorian business. We have also looked to new markets with the Sports Nutrition brand “Sweet Peaks” which also supports many great amateur and semi pro sports teams in the city.
We are very proud of this nomination and see it is a great “nod” that we are moving in the right direction. This is not the end of the development road for us and we are still in the process of developing new, innovative products that will take us forward and grow us within the city and the country so creating jobs and opportunities here in the great City of Sheffield.
Last week David Walsh came into the factory to produce an article for the business section of the Sheffield Star highlighting new business along with our history. We have always been proud to be members of Made in Sheffield and this highlights the interest the city has in its manufacturing heritage.