Leading Birmingham window and door manufacturer Shelforce has scooped yet another award after being voted Diversity Champion at this year’s Scale-Up Awards 2022.
Celebrating high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs running them, the Scale-Up Awards are the first and only awards focusing on the scale-up sector.
Shelforce, which specialises in providing high-quality PVCu and aluminium products to local authority building projects and works closely with Birmingham City Council, impressed the judges with its inclusive approach to training and employment, with 75% of its workforce having a disability.
It’s just the latest in a long line of awards the Erdington-based company has picked up in the last 18 months and it will sit alongside the likes of the 2021 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) Business of the Year, the 2021 Asian Business Chamber Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion, and the 2021 British Chamber of Business Awards Equality Trailblazer for the West Midlands.
Shelforce beat strong competition from six other companies and a delighted Howard Trotter, the company’s Business Manager, said:
“It’s absolutely brilliant to win Diversity Champion at this year’s ScaleUp Awards. It’s a great reward for the initiatives we have in place for staff and the leadership and management team, and it was a wonderful evening.
“We have created a hugely supportive work environment that both inspires and benefits our team, and this has created exceptional staff satisfaction, development and increased employee engagement with Shelforce’s values and goals.”
The prestigious event, held at London’s acclaimed Tobacco Dock and hosted by comedian Russell Kane, attracted 450 business leaders, entrepreneurs and VIPs from across the nation.
Attendees included the likes of Theo Paphitis, Touker Suleyman, Alpesh Patel OBE, Josh Robson and Emma Sayle.
Brought to you by Business Leader Magazine, more than 500 businesses and entrepreneurs entered this year’s awards and Oli Ballard, Director at Scale-Up Awards, commented: “We were so excited to crown these incredible businesses that are shaping their respective industries and the UK economy, and I’d like to congratulate Shelforce.”