There is excitement in the air as Nottinghamshire-based property services company, SDL Group, were named as ‘Company of the Year’ at this year’s Nottingham Post Business Awards.
The ceremony, which took place at The East Midlands Conference Centre on Wednesday 22nd May 2019, was a culmination of months of nominations and judging. SDL Group had been awarded with the top prize of the night, after being recognised for its remarkable growth, creating of new jobs within the local area and smashing its £150,000 fundraising target.
Paul Gratton, SDL Group CEO, said: “Everybody works really hard in delivering our services, but occasionally it is nice if someone else realises that and gives the team a pat on the back.
“We had a five-year plan and we are executing against that plan and so far so good. There are more opportunities, and more growth to come.”
As well as winning Company of the Year, SDL Group were also a finalist for the ‘Contribution to the Community’ category, where its work with its chosen charity The Donna Louise (a midlands-based hospice for children and young people) and Think Forward (coaching young local people in schools with the highest risk of unemployment to enable them to transition into sustained work) were commended.
This award win is not the only acknowledgement the SDL Group has had in recent months. This year it has been named one of Europe’s fastest growing companies in the Financial Times FT1000, which ranks the top 1,000 European companies in terms of revenue growth – SDL Group came 454.
Paul Gratton is also a regional finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of of the Year UK. The winner will be announced Thursday 20th June.