Based in Halifax, A-SAFE is the inventor and manufacturer of polymer-based safety barriers for the industrial workplace. A-SAFE barriers protect people, property, profits and enhance performance. The barrier system absorbs 80% of impact energies, with only 20% sent to the floor and fixings. A-SAFE Director James Smith said:

“A-SAFE is delighted to accept the ‘Shooting Star’ award from Huddersfield Town, in association with Lucas Lee & Partners.”

“It’s an honour to be recognised for excellence within the Yorkshire region and, although A-SAFE is a global enterprise, we are committed to using local suppliers and tradespeople where possible. We are proud to remain a manufacturing force in Yorkshire – and we recently expanded our operations to take on 25 new local employees. In 2016, we hope to continue our overall growth as the world-leading company for safety barriers, as well as further demonstrate our continued commitment to the West Yorkshire business environment.”

Chris Lee, Managing Director of Lucas Lee & Partners, commented:
“Once again, February’s winner epitomises the ‘Shooting Star’ award. I recently came across an article about A-SAFE based on The Queen’s Award for Enterprise that had just been presented to the company by HRH The Duke of Gloucester. This clearly shows that we have businesses in West Yorkshire that are innovative, entrepreneurial and family-run that are reaching out, not just in the UK, but Europe and beyond, with blue chip organisations such as Amazon, Unilever and UPS, to name a few as clients. I am delighted to present the February ‘Shooting Star’ Award to A-SAFE for their recent successes.”

Huddersfield Town Commercial Director, Sean Jarvis, added:
“The ‘Shooting Star’ accolade marks the achievements of businesses in West Yorkshire that are making a difference to the area and A-SAFE certainly fits the criteria. It’s an ambitious, successful company and deserves to be honoured for its achievements.

“Given the business was established in 1984 it is relatively young, but A-SAFE has gone from strength to strength – and more importantly it’s family-run.

“Listening to James and Luke and the journey that A-SAFE has been on is nothing short of phenomenal. Their passion for the company simply shines through. This is a well-deserved award for a local company providing their product around the world, continuing to grow and with 2016 proving to be a very healthy and busy year for everyone involved. Well done and many congratulations on the ‘Shooting Star’ Award to James, Luke and all the team at A-SAFE.”