Hendy Group has been named Company of the Year in the prestigious Solent Business Awards.
Chief executive Paul Hendy was presented with the award at a glittering black-tie event this week and said he was thrilled the company had won this accolade.
“Winning Company of the Year is a real honour and testament to everyone who works at Hendy,” said Paul. “This award is for all of our colleagues who play such an important role in our ongoing growth and success.”
This award recognises the most successful Solent and South Coast company with a turnover above £10 million, and judges took into account profitability, innovation and employment growth, as well as the contribution made to the local economy and the provision of support to culture in the region.
The judges said Hendy, which is a sixth generation family business, just keeps growing by acquiring businesses “without getting indigestion.”
Presenting the award, Will Smith, partner from sponsor KPMG said, “Hendy particularly impressed us, firstly with its investment in customer service based on its strong family culture, supportive working environment and investment in developing talent internally. Secondly, by its strong financial position and track record along with the integration of a large acquisition that will be part of a near doubling of revenue. And finally, this is a Solent born and based business with a strongly recognised local brand.”
Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh and Employment Minister said: “Many congratulations to Paul Hendy and his team! I am absolutely thrilled that one of the leading businesses in my constituency has won the coveted award of Company of the Year. I know the team at Hendy well – they are a shining example to us all. They are a well-established family business and place a huge emphasis on looking after both their people and their customers. I’m delighted!”
The Solent Business Awards, organised by The Business Magazine, are now in their fifth year, and have quickly become established as the premier multi-category awards scheme covering the entire South Coast and Solent.
Hendy, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year, has 23 franchises and operates from 83 outlets operating throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Devon.