Peter Ward Homes has been named in the Yorkshire Fastest 50 businesses list for the second year in a row.
Organised by leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway, the list highlights and celebrates the achievements of the profitable, privately-owned companies in the region which have grown their turnover by the largest amount in recent years. The 2019 Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 is compiled using publicly available financial data from Companies House.
John Murray, Executive Partner for Ward Hadaway’s Leeds office, said: “We are delighted to present the ninth Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 which once again has produced a diverse mix, but with one common thread, they all have a passion to see Yorkshire succeed. The list demonstrates the variety of companies who are succeeding in growing their businesses, creating jobs and prosperity and attracting investment into the region.”
The companies in the list are recognised as the growth drivers of the Yorkshire economy and they deserve the accolades and the attention which being in the Yorkshire Fastest 50 brings them.
“This year’s list is impressive” said Peter Ward, Managing Director of Peter Ward Homes “All of those listed have consistently grown their businesses over a number of years whilst remaining profitable – something which we can all celebrate. I have to say its great that we are on it for the second year in a row. In fact last year we topped our category so to appear again shows how well my team have performed in the last 12 months to keep us up there”.
“We are very much a local business, employing local people and using local suppliers. We aren’t a national operation but we are an important regional player. Proud of our Yorkshire heritage and the contribution we make to the regions economy we see profitable growth as a useful benchmark and target to achieve. To be recognised in the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 again is recognition of the work put in since I set up the business 40 years ago, starting with just a handful of employees. It shows that you don’t have to be a new or recent start up to achieve major growth.”
The Fastest 50 Awards took place at Aspire in Leeds and Richard Hughes, founder of Manchester investment bank Zeus Capital and also founder of BooHoo, was guest speaker at the event. He congratulated all those present and went on to say that it was important that businesses realised that growth was one of the main drivers to success in the UK economy today.