Manufacturer shortlisted in four categories at top business awards

One of West Yorkshire’s oldest manufacturing companies has been shortlisted in four categories at one of the region’s most prestigious business awards events.

Founded in 1875, Christeyns UK Limited focuses on the supply of detergents and providing chemicals and engineering expertise for the commercial laundry sector across the UK.

It has received the most nominations in the Telegraph & Argus Bradford Means Business Awards which takes place on July 6, at the Aagrah Midpoint, in Thornbury.

It has been nominated for the Manufacturer of the Year, Employer of the Year and Business or Technical Innovation of the Year awards and its boss, managing director Nick Garthwaite (pictured, above), is shortlisted for Business Personality of the Year.

Christeyns also manufactures chemicals for the construction sector.

The company invests heavily in its employees and four years ago introduced an apprenticeship programme.

Now it is looking towards sustainable growth and its focus is on the export market.

The Bradford Means Business Awards, to be hosted by Yorkshire Media Partners director Perry Austin-Clarke, features 30 nominations in the ten award categories, with one of the winners also receiving the Winner of Winners award for the greatest contribution to business in the district over the last 12 months.

The full list of nominees is:


New Business of the Year

Edward Street Bakery

The Underground

Sunbridge Wells


Retail, Leisure or Hospitality Business of the Year

Casa Espresso

Pennine Cycles

Love Brownies


Small or Medium Enterprise of the Year

Tong Garden Centre

Approach PR

ECSC Group limited


Manufacturer of the Year

Christeyns UK Limited


Luxury Fabrics


Job Creator of the Year

ECSC Group limited

Enable2 CIC

Naylor Wintersgill


Woman in Business

Janine Dutton – Belle Lingerie Ltd

Jess King – King’s Pet Palace

Sandra Corcoran – Pennine Cycles


Employer of the Year

Accent Group (customer contact centre)

Eclipse Legal Systems

Christeyns UK Limited


Apprentice of the Year

Kieran Heptonstall – Brownberry (now NDW Ltd)

Mohammed Haroon Khan – Bradford College

Ryan Aveyard – J W Crowther


Business Personality of the Year

Nasser Malik – Yorkshire Enterprise Network

Nick Garthwaite – Christeyns UK Limited

Suzanne Watson – Approach PR


Business or Technical Innovation of the Year

Enable2 CIC

Christeyns UK Limited

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