Set up to reward successful businesses in Keighley and its surrounding areas, 2019’s seventh annual event was sponsored by organisations such as Blacks Solicitors and the Keighley Business Club which is powered by the Keighley BID.
Once again the theme was very much about success and growth, however, a new category was introduced at this year’s event – the award for ‘Social Enterprise Business of the Year’.
This was an important inclusion for Distant Future’s Bill Beaumont because he has previously campaigned to the awards panel for an award that recognises those who contribute to the community.
“It’s incredible that Distant Future has won ‘Media Business of the Year’ again, but it really is a team effort.”
It was fantastic in itself to be able to apply to the Keighley & Airedale Business Awards 2019, and initially we had wondered whether to or not.
But we’d had a great year, with revenue up by 67% on the year before, outperforming any year of trading to date.
Two major components of this success are most definitely the investment in tech for the company and hiring the right people, as well as further investing in the development of the team.
We believe this is the key to our success, and also why we attracted some recent wider recognition from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership in making the Digital Enterprise Top 100.