Callcredit Recognised for Innovation at Yorkshire Insider Growth 100 Awards

09 October 2014

Earlier this week Yorkshire Insider held their prestigious annual Growth 100 Awards.  The ceremony brought together the 100 fastest-growing companies in the region, as ranked by Yorkshire Insiders exclusive research. To make it onto the ‘100’ list, companies must show a continuous rise in turnover for five years, starting from a base of £1m.

We are pleased to announce that Callcredit walked away with the ‘Innovation’ award.

Liz Richards, Group Finance Director at Callcredit, who collected the award on behalf of Callcredit, commented “To be recognised within the region as one of the top 100 growth companies is extremely rewarding and demonstrates how we have been able to continue to grow our business year on year in what have been some very challenging economic times. It is also testament to the dedication and hard work of the many teams across the group who help us to deliver innovative products and services which truly sets us apart from our competitors”.  

Innovation Award
Winner: Callcredit Information Group
Awarded to the company from the Growth 100 list that has shown genuine innovation to meet their customers’ needs or grow their business. Callcredit may have won previous Growth 100 awards but the judges recognised the innovation in development software such as its DataDNA and Noddle products. One helps clients manage consumer information and the other creates free credit reports for life.
Sponsored by: Insider
Shortlisted: Really Useful Products; Harvard Engineering; and BJSS

Other winners included:

Business Leadership Award
Winner: Rachel Beverley-Stevenson, chief executive, One Medicare Group
Rachel has led the One Medicare Group to 107 per cent average annual growth across the last five years, placing them number two in our Growth 100 list. The Leeds-based healthcare premises developer and healthcare services provider underwent an organisational restructure in 2013 to and continues to offer exemplary service though a difficult and complex NHS restructure of the last few years.
Sponsored by: Bond Dickinson
Shortlisted: Mark Bowers, chief executive, Redfern Travel; John McDonnell, chief executive, Harvard Engineering; Mike Pickles, chief executive, Really Useful Products; and David Salkeld, chief executive, Symingtons

Rising Star Award
Winner: Access Hire Nationwide
Access Hire has shown real growth across the past few years, and real profits margins as well, a point that impressed our judges. It has partnered many leading power, utility and telecommunications firms as well as a strong public sector client base.
Sponsored by: Insider
Shortlisted: One Medicare, Virtual College, King Cole

Export Award
Winner: Acorn Stairlifts
The export prize is awarded to the company from the Growth 100 list that has achieved significant success in international trade, taking their products or services to new markets. It was won by Acorn Stairlifts, a company which manufactures and installs stair lifts in places across the world from its facility in Bradford.
Sponsored by: Grant Thornton
Shortlisted: Harvard Engineering and York Mailing and Retra

Growth 100 Award
Winner: Nova Contracting
Nova, which achieved first place in our Growth 100 rankings this year, is a business which helps its customers with payroll, bookkeeping and company administration. They have exposure in the logistics industry looking after the needs of many well-known high street temporary recruitment.
Sponsored by Hays Specialist Recruitment

Gold Medal Award
Winner: One Medicare Group
One Medicare was selected from the winners of the previous five awards for making the best overall impression on the judges. One Medicare has more than doubled its revenue over the last five years, it is currently working on seven new projects across the country, building state of the art medical centres and then providing the facilities management to keep them operating at full capacity.
Sponsored by: Santander

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