The number one company in Kirklees has pledged financial support for Huddersfield’s children’s hospice for at least the next year.

In 2023 The Myers Group was placed at number one in the prestigious Kirklees Top 100 Companies publication and has now become a platinum partner with the Forget Me Not Trust Children’s Hospice at Brackenhall.

With just a fraction of the funds it needs coming from the government, the charity must raise over £5m to ensure it’s able to give children and families the support they need.

By making a regular financial commitment to support Forget Me Not, The Myers Group and other local businesses provide a stable and reliable source of support, allowing the hospice to plan and budget with confidence.

Gareth Pierce, chief executive at Forget Me Not presented a Platinum Partner plaque to Myers managing director James Berry and his sister, Katie, who is director of The Myers Group.

Gareth said: “Every year more families come to us needing our help at the most difficult times in their lives but we can only build a sustainable future for our charity with the help of partners like The Myers Group.”

It means the Myers Group is now one of several Platinum Partners at the hospice. The Myers Group is a fourth-generation family-owned group of companies based in Huddersfield providing products, services and materials to the construction industry.

The company, which employs over 350 people across Yorkshire, can trace its roots back to 1929 and supplies materials to some of the most iconic constructions in the country including Emley Moor mast, sections of the M62 motorway, Huddersfield University and the National Maritime Museum in London.

The Myers Group can provide everything from skip hire, aggregates and Readymix concrete through to kitchens, bathrooms and timber through its four divisions, Building and Timber Supplies, Readymix , Myers Skip Hire and Johnsons Wellfield Quarry. 

Launched in 2020, the Kirklees Top 100 Companies celebrates the achievements of the region’s business community with the aim to put Kirklees on the map as an attractive destination for inward investment, business start-ups, talent development, scale-up and growth.

The initiative was founded by partners the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees Council and the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and its media partner is now Huddersfield Hub.

The Kirklees Top 100 Companies list is determined by a set of consistent metrics using a combination of turnover, profit, employee numbers and growth.

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Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.