The Leeds-based jukebox manufacturing company is having a bumper year, with a Royal visit to celebrate 40 years as a family business and now Yorkshire Post’s Excellence in Business Award.
Headingley’s Emerald Stadium was the venue for the awards on 6 November, chaired by Channel 4’s Cathy Newman and attended by over 400 people.
Yorkshire Post business editor Mark Casci, who opened the event, said:
“What an absolutely fantastic night for the region. Yorkshire has one of the most diverse, innovative and forward-thinking economies in the world. All of the shortlisted companies can be extremely proud of themselves.”
Sound Leisure exports its products to 27 countries, with America, the home of the jukebox, its largest market.
Chris Black, the company’s Managing Director said
“2019 has been a fantastic year. Despite Brexit delays hindering our work in Europe, we’ve continued to grow our Asian markets and even had a Royal visit. We proudly fly the flag for great British manufacturing across the world and are equally as proud to be based in Yorkshire, so to win this prestigious regional award is the icing on the cake.”
Sound Leisure’s core principle is to support local businesses and local people. The Company works with local universities, colleges and schools to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers and currently employs over 90 people.
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