A COMPANY celebrating 25 years in business is bidding for success in the awards.
Principle Group, based at Tandem Industrial Estate, Waterloo, was formed in 1987 in a rented office in an old textile mill in Scissett.
At the time, chairman Richard Butterfield offered a management service for changing signage on commercial buildings – working alongside leading brand design agencies and helping them translate two dimensional concepts into three dimensional products.
Now the group employs 185 people and occupies purpose-built facilities in Huddersfield to offer a broad range of consulting, project management, production and implementation services to some of the world’s most prestigious organisations in a variety of sectors.
The group has expanded over the years to include offices in Leeds, Northampton and Redditch in the UK and with sites in the Knoxville, USA; Munich, San Paolo, Shanghai and in France. Next year, sees the opening of a new office in India.
Principle Group has carried out work for clients including Barclays Bank, HSBC, steel company ArcelorMittal, Xerox, Wembley Stadium, National Air Traffic Control Centres and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
The group’s UK finance director, Victoria Woodings, said: “As a company, Principle are committed to our people, striving to build an ever more efficient, positive and well-led organisation that develops skills, knowledge, understanding and careers for all.
“The group takes pride in employing passionate people from Kirklees and the surrounding areas and have also recruited from the University of Huddersfield.”
She said: “The group works with clients who are looking for achieve consistency of brand standards across a global network of sites.”
Services provided by the group include global brand implementation; graphic production and installation of signs; temporary event branding; contract fit-out and refurbishment of offices, automotive showrooms and banks; and facilities maintenance.
Said Ms Woodings: “The group has grown exceptionally over the last 25 years and we have never felt the need to move our headquarters to a larger city. We are proud of our heritage, our roots in Huddersfield and the quality and talent of our local teams.”
The group is also supporting charity. This year, its chosen charity is the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice – with events including a sponsored parachute jump, quizzes and Forget Me Not Friday at the end of every month.