Listers are Business of the Year Finalists.
Lister Trade Frames of Stoke on Trent have just been nominated finalists in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Sentinel Business Awards as contenders for “Business of the Year” 2015. Having won numerous national industry awards over the last ten years, Listers consider this recent local recognition as a great honour.
Mark Warren, Listers MD remarked, “We’ve operated in Stoke since the mid-seventies and have built up the business from very humble beginnings. Having been recognised for this top award by a panel of leading business judges, is a great tribute to all the hard work that we have put in over the last year.”
As the area’s leading manufacturer of Aluminium, PVCu and Composite glazing products, Listers currently employ 116 people and generated a £10.75M turnover in 2014. With an enviable reputation within the industry, Listers have never lost sight of their roots and maintain a close relationship with the local community.
“Our workforce are predominantly from Stoke and we have an excellent relationship with a local training firm who provide us with a stream of willing Apprentices,” said Mark. “We’ve also established great relationships with local suppliers, businesses and charities. Stoke is our home and we try wherever we can to give back to the city that has helped us grow.”
2014 saw Listers make some serious investment into the business with the support of a Regional Growth Fund grant, enabling them to expand the business with new innovative products and services. 2015 promises to be another pivotal year for Listers as they continue to expand their product portfolio with a range of PassivHaus products and high end glazing solutions.
The Sentinel Business Awards is the showcase of the area’s best businesses and people, so to have been selected as a Business of the Year finalist has given Listers a real boost. “It’s a team effort and our staff have helped myself and my fellow Directors build a business worthy of this recognition, and we’re really appreciative of that,” commented Mark. The Award Event dinner takes place on 24th March and Mark and his team will be there cheering on the winners… with the hope that it will be Listers!