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Double Award Winners
Harlaxton Engineering Services Ltd were double winners on Friday 3rd of November at the Grantham Journal Business awards winning both Business of the Year and Business Innovation. The awards were in the beautiful St Wulframs Church, Grantham which gave such an atmospheric setting.
Business of the Year Award was a huge privilege to win, as a business this is such a large achievement for us all at Harlaxton and every employee has contributed towards the award.
Secondly the Business Innovation Award which the judges were impressed with our new and innovative technology throughout the business. Harlaxton work closely with customers to find bespoke and innovative solutions to traditional problems.
Geoff McManus gave an interview on the recent achievements.
- How did it feel to win not one but two awards?
An exceptional achievement and a true reflection of the commitment invested by every person at Harlaxton. The greatest pleasure is seeing how elated the teams have been following the awards, having been involved since inception our success’ in the categories are directly attributable to each and every employee.
- What does it mean to the company to win Business of the Year?
As a Grantham business this represents a significant milestone in our ongoing company development. Whilst a recognition of our current success I do hope that this award supports the raising of our profile locally in order to engage and further recruit new talent.
- For those who are not aware of the company, tell us a bit about your background and what you do?
Harlaxton formed in 1998 by Richard Hibbert whom specialised in complex technical utilities work across the globe. It was not until 2013 and following a change in government policy regarding renewable technologies where the company grew to employ further personnel. Following the decline of renewables in 2015 Harlaxton expanded to offer High Voltage, Gas and Water utility networks across the UK across different sectors and is now recognised as the supplier of choice for both bespoke and routine technical solutions.
- What are your key products?
– HV/LV Electric, Gas and Water utilities installations to Commercial & Industrial, Residential and Renewable Technologies (Solar, Wind, EV etc).
- Who are your main customers?
Commercial & Industrial, Residential and Renewable Technologies developers.
- Why do you think you won the award?
It’s been great to grow in size at such a fast pace over the past 2 years however I often feel turnover is viewed as the vanity of business, the sanity and real value in running a ‘profitable’ business encompasses employee engagement and ensuring every member of the team feels valued through their contributions for which the direct effects are realised and communicated effectively. I believe the way we operate and engage our people enabled success at the awards but is also what makes us so successful in the wider world.
- How do you separate yourselves from the rest of the market?
Harlaxton offers bespoke packages for utilities installations which our competitors cannot match. Much of our work is often though referral and repeatedly once clients have been unable to realise their vision using the incumbent network operator or contractor.
- What are your next steps/hopes for the future?
As we continue to develop the business our hopes and aspirations for the future surround promotion of our key values in delivering a quality installation, ongoing employee satisfaction, up-skilling and retention of our core culture which makes our day to lives feel special.
- Anything else you would like to add?
Harlaxton is currently recruiting for a number of positions in Grantham for both office and trade staff including skilled and apprentice vacancies, further information can be obtained through