The team at Cardinal described winning Manufacturer of the Year as "great recognition" for the Bradford-based company.

The company, which installs retail and commercial interiors, had just celebrated 30 years of business.

MD Tim Considine said he felt "fantastic" upon collecting his award from ITV presenter Kate Walby.

The manufacturers have worked with major brands over the years, such as BUPA, Marks and Spencer and JD Sports.

He said: "It's great news.

"We're a family business, we're one big family.

"I think a lot of it is down to technological changes.

"We've got to keep evolving."

It has recently invested heavily in new machinery, training and procedures to ensure the business not only survives, but thrives.

As part of an adaptation programme it has expanded to encompass more building and construction related works.

Experienced construction professionals have been added to help deliver projects onsite.

The manufacturing world is facing a lot of uncertainty as the Brexit deadline looms - experts are divided about how the UK industry will be affected.

For Mr Considine, Brexit questions are "really hard" to answer but he's trying to look at what he can control in his business.

He said: "We do have to prepare for it - looking to the future of what we think it's going to be, a strong working place.

"We are always trying to evolve the business, evolve the technology, keep the process short and accurate and save costs."

Judges handed Cardinal the award, sponsored by Thorite, after it represented the outstanding company operating they were searching for,

The panel described manufacturing as a sector that is the backbone of the Bradford district’s economy.

Judges looked for a record of success, innovation and growth, together with future potential and a positive impact on the community.

Other finalists in the manufacturer category included Regal Food Products Group, a small bakery turned multi-million pound business, and Christeyns - a supplier of detergents and chemicals.