A Holmfirth company which manufactures fun buggies for family activity holidays has won the Eaton Smith Solicitors Business of the Month Award for October.
Family-owned Aqualand Industries designs and manufactures adventure vehicles for the leisure market.
It recently secured a raft of orders from independent leisure parks in Ireland and Scandinavia as part of an international expansion.
The company expects to top £1 million in revenue for the first time this year.
The family noticed that when they went out for the day, fun vehicles were targeted at adults with not much for children when they got too big for feet-propelled ride-ons.
Aqualand saw an opportunity to manufacture products that would give children aged four to 16 a safe but exciting adventure. Their products can now be seen in holiday parks across the country.
Carl Byford, general manager at Aqualand Industries, said: “It is great recognition for the team as we continue to expand internationally and add to our electric vehicle product range with a rugged Adventurer pedal car that’s designed for all the family.
“We’ve had a watershed year that’s seen the business secure blue chip customers, partner with some of the biggest names in the leisure industry, increase our employee base and expand our apprentice programme as we build toward £1 million revenue.
“The award is a fantastic initiative from Eaton Smith that gives local companies a boost and much-needed recognition.”
James Burgess, partner at Eaton Smith and chair of the judging panel, said: “The judges were particularly impressed by this application, in particular the idea behind the business and how this grew from inception to a thriving enterprise in such a relatively short amount of time. A worthy winner of October’s Business of the Month award.”
James chaired the judging panel and was joined by Martyn Hathaway, MD of the Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Annie Bradley of the Department of International Trade.
You can apply for the Business of the Month award here – https://www.businessofthemonth.co.uk/