We enjoyed the limelight as a shortlisted finalist in the 2018 Manchester Evening News (MEN) Business of the Year Awards.
HPP was selected in the Business of the Year (turnover £25-£50million) category sponsored by law firm Hill Dickinson. Judges heard how the company has enjoyed an impressive year of growth across sales, manufacturing, distribution, employment, investment and international trade.
The MEN Business of the Year Awards were held at Manchester's Principal Hotel. More than 350 guests attended what was the 26th annual business awards held by the regional news media group.
Among the HPP representatives were HPP founder Malcolm Hill, purchasing director Alan Bolton, finance director Richard Mottram, managing director Keith Wardrope and owner-director Martin Hill, who is Malcolm's son and now heads the business alongside his brother, Stephen Hill.
Marketing manager Dan Mounsey said: "Although we weren't the ultimate winners, we are still incredibly proud of everyone involved at HPP in getting us to the finals of the Manchester Evening News Business Awards. We were proud to represent both manufacturing and Oldham at the awards, which are among the most prestigious regional business awards in the UK."
Despite Brexit uncertainty, our award entry highlighted how the business is going from strength-to-strength with a £2million investment programme, enhanced speed, efficiency and accuracy, state-of-the-art machinery, and expanded carrier services across the entire UK.
Our submission also paid tribute to the quality of our staff, who have been instrumental in our success. We have invested heavily in staff training along with customer support and online ordering, to create a 'one-stop-shop' for trade customers.
Earlier this year, HPP was a finalist in the Insider business magazine's Made In The North West Awards for the Manufacturer of the Year (turnover over £25m) category.
We manufacture our own products in Oldham including Avanti stock doors, Glide sliding doors, and Aspects (PVC Edged) and Aspire (vinyl wrapped) kitchen and bedroom doors. We also supply products by leading European brands such as Egger, Kronospan and XyloCleaf to customers across the UK and Ireland.