Swift Group was delighted to be named ‘Private Business of the Year’ at the UK’s Private Business of the Year awards at last night’s gala evening held at the Brewery in London.
The PwC sponsored awards recognise ambitious businesses that have a compelling vision, strong long term strategy and committed to supporting the local and wider community. Above all, businesses that punch above their weight whether in the UK or internationally.
Swift Group is the UK’s leading manufacturer of Leisure Vehicles, and Swift is Europe’s No1 brand. Yorkshire based, Swift Group was established in 1964 and has grown steadily through its focus on product development, design innovation and customer service.
In recent years, the Group’s success has accelerated through market innovation and international expansion resulting in a record financial performance in 2017 with turnover of £273m. A major manufacturer, the Group now employs over 1,200 people at its Cottingham and Mexborough facilities.
Reflecting on the success Swift Group MD James Turner commented “We are thrilled to win the award and thanks must go to my fellow directors, Chairman Peter Smith and all colleagues for their ongoing commitment and hard work. Since 2012 we have invested millions in facilities, product innovation and our people, all designed to strengthen our leadership position and facilitate expansion in the UK and overseas. It is tremendous for this to be recognised by this prestigious award.”
Ian Plunkett, PwC’s Yorkshire Private Business Leader, who has advised Swift Group for many years added “I am thrilled for Swift Group, it has been a pleasure to support the business over the years’ during which time they have been on exciting journey of development and expansion. To have a Yorkshire business such as Swift named ‘Private Business of the Year’ is testament to the quality of private businesses in our region and I look forward to Swift enjoying many more years of success.”