Swift Win Big At Business Awards

Swift swoop in for the win at awards last week
Swift swoop in for the win at awards last week

Monday, 17, Sep 2018 04:11

By William Coleman

Swift are known for their annual awards to highlight and celebrate the dealers and companies that they work with. Now they are getting some recognition of their own following a sweeping victory at the UK Private Business Awards.

Swift Group took home the big one as they were named 'Private Business of the Year' at the UK's Private Business of the Year awards at last week's gala evening held at the Brewery in London.

The awards, which are sponsored by PwC, have been designed to recognise businesses who aim higher, have a compelling vision, strong long term strategy and are committed to supporting the local and wider community. And above all the awards highlight companies that punch above their weight in the UK or internationally.

As I am sure you already know Swift Group are the leading leading manufacturer of Leisure Vehicles in the UK. On the continent of Europe they are the number one brand for motorhome and caravans. Back in 1964 the Swift Group was established and have grown steadily ever since. They go from strength to strength each year through their focus on product development, design innovation and their excellent customer service.

Over the past few years Swift's success has accelerated through market innovation and international expansion resulting in a record financial performance in 2017 with turnover of £273m. A major manufacturer, the Group now employs over 1,200 people at its Cottingham and Mexborough facilities.

Reflecting on the success Swift Group MD James Turner commented: "We are thrilled to win the award and thanks must go to my fellow directors, Chairman Peter Smith and all colleagues for their ongoing commitment and hard work. Since 2012 we have invested millions in facilities, product innovation and our people, all designed to strengthen our leadership position and facilitate expansion in the UK and overseas. It is tremendous for this to be recognised by this prestigious award."

Ian Plunkett, PwC's Yorkshire Private Business Leader, who has advised Swift Group for many years added: "I am thrilled for Swift Group, it has been a pleasure to support the business over the years' during which time they have been on exciting journey of development and expansion. To have a Yorkshire business such as Swift named 'Private Business of the Year' is testament to the quality of private businesses in our region and I look forward to Swift enjoying many more years of success."

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