John Winter: The Fifth ‘Shooting Star’ Date: 06/05/2014

John Winter and Co Ltd has today been announced as the fifth winner of the ‘Shooting Star’ accolade, which is awarded by Huddersfield Town and Total Dilapidations Service (TDS).

Each month Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis, alongside TDS’ Managing Director Chris Lee and Huddersfield Town Manager Mark Robins, select a business that is making a difference in the area to receive the accolade (click HERE for full info).

John Winter and Co has become the fifth winner of this accolade, following on from Continental Sports Ltd, Control House, Brewfitt and Buy It Direct.

A Halifax-based foundry and dental supplies company founded in 1963, John Winter & Co Ltd has been awarded the March accolade after experiencing record growth of 25%, taking sales to £8 million.

John Winter exports its products through a network of agents and distribution channels across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. It now also manufactures in the US to supply the Northern and Central American markets.

To cope with the level of demand, the company has expanded its offices, giving it the potential to create further jobs in the region.

John Winter and Co beat some stiff competition to the March award, including Direct2Mum, Standard Wool, Calrec Audio, Advanced Actuators, Curtis Furniture, Proactis, Aquabirths, Epiphany, Caddick Group, Fyffes, Beaumont Legal, Banana Moon Workshop, Vapour Media, Vertu Motors, Group Rhodes, Sanderson Precision Engineering and Airedale International.

Huddersfield Town’s Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented:

“John Winter and Co is a fantastic example of a ‘hidden gem’ of a company in the West Yorkshire region. It is an industry-leader in its sector, with a booming export business – and its right in our heartland.

“In a tough economic climate, the business is celebrating record economic growth and has made sound investments in its infrastructure that should future proof the company for years to come.”