A family-run engineering company which bounced back after a devastating fire threatened its future scooped a trio of gongs at the Keighley Business Awards.
Haworth-based Airedale Springs was named overall business of the year as well as winning the large business prize and employer of the year titles. The firm was also commended in the manufacturing category.
Airedale Springs’ former Ebor Mills factory in Haworth was razed to the ground in the inferno, putting the firm’s future in jeopardy. But the company, led by chairman Tim Parkinson, moved into new £3.5 million premises in the village in 2012.
In other awards supported by the T&A’s sister paper, the Keighley News, Airedale Opticians won the independent retailer; Christopher Cooper from AWB Charlesworth Solicitors was named top apprentice; Shimla Spice Restaurant was named food and drink business; Strawberry Fields won the entrepreneur award; Lavender Fields Emporium & Tea Room was named new business winner; Powerrun Project Management won the manufacturing category; Williscroft & Co Solicitors was named small business winner; The Fenetic Trading Company clinched the hair and beauty category.
The event held at the Victoria Hall was attended by more than 220 people.