Two awards for Johnsons - 'Family Business of the Year' and 'Business of the Year'

Two awards for Johnsons - 'Family Business of the Year' and 'Business of the Year'

We are extremely proud to have won 'Family Business of the Year' and overall ‘Business of the Year’ as well as being shortlisted for ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the York Press Business Awards on Thursday 21st November.

Phil Amy Commercial and Product Director from Talk Talk presents the 'Business of the Year award to the Richardson family.

The black-tie ceremony was held at York Racecourse and included an evening reception and three-course meal before the awards ceremony took place which was hosted by BBC presenter Colin Hazelden-Brice.

The awards celebrate businesses from all sectors across York, North and East Yorkshire with ten categories in total including ‘New Business of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Business Personality of the Year’, Exporter of the Year and ‘Employer of the Year’.

The ‘Family Business of the Year’ award recognised the achievements of Johnsons’ three-generation family business that includes 11 Richardson family members who have various roles within the company including Chairman John Richardson, Group Managing Director Graham Richardson, Director Andrew Richardson, Director Iain Richardson, Receptionist Tracey Richardson, Accounts Assistant Janice Richardson and grandchildren Luke, Robert, Eleanor, Paul and Shaun Richardson.

 Family Business of the Year of the Year award. Derek Carter, Portakabin Chief Executive presents trophy to the Richardson family.

The company then went on to win ‘Business of The Year’ where the company’s achievements were recognised from a turnover of just £33,000 with ten members of staff to £14.3 million with 110 full-time staff, rising to at least 140 seasonally.

Photo of all winners at the York Press Business Award


Chairman John Richardson paid tribute to the hard-working family ethos and team contribution while Group Managing Director Graham Richardson added: “The family is honoured to receive such a high profile recognition of its ongoing efforts and we pay tribute to John Richardson’s original foresight, ongoing stewardship and willingness to risk all that he had at the outset.”

Posted 22nd Nov 11:07am