Cartwright is celebrating its success after winning the coveted Manufacturers award in this year’s North West Business Masters Awards.
The awards, which showcase excellence in the region, were presented at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Co-hosting the event was BBC Football Focus and Five Live presenter Dan Walker. Guests were also entertained with a humorous presentation by former England striker Kevin Keegan.
The Award comes at a time when Cartwright is enjoying its most successful period in its 64 year history. An independent business, Cartwright has built a strong reputation for innovation, quality and technical expertise.
In 2015 Cartwright had a record year with its annual turnover reaching an all-time high – exceeding £110 million, a figure which has doubled in the past five years. Production levels too, have also dramatically increased as demand for the company’s innovative products continues to grow at record levels.
Added to this the company has invested substantially in further developing its 40 acre site in Altrincham, strengthened its management team as well as expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of a number of new products, including the launch of its dedicated Cartwright Conversions division.
Furthermore, in its aim to ensure that the company retains its all-important skill sets which have been at the very core of Cartwright’s continuing success story, the company remains committed to its award winning apprenticeship scheme. Introduced in September 2012, the ground-breaking programme has seen the company recruiting 40 apprentices annually with its first year intake soon to join the payroll as fully fledged contracted employees.
Headcount too has grown substantially and Cartwright currently employs 800 staff, almost double the figure of two years ago.
On receiving the award Rich Anderson, Cartwright’s Sales & Marketing Director commented: “Cartwright has enjoyed huge success over the past two years and to be named the top manufacturer on our home patch is just fantastic
“We are absolutely thrilled. It’s a tremendous accolade for the whole company and credit to the hard work and dedication of all including the senior management team, our employees indeed our apprentices.”