A BUSINESSMAN hailed as one of Yorkshires top bosses is bidding for fresh honours in the Huddersfield Business Awards.
Gavin Wheeldon, founder of translation services company Applied Language Solutions, was named West Yorkshire Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2007 Director of the Year Awards.
Gavin, who lives at Meltham, set up the business in 2003 in his back bedroom – and now heads a company based at Armitage Bridge with eight offices across the globe.
The company has won a string of awards with Gavin at the helm – and earlier this year enlisted millionaire businessman and Dragon’s Den panellist Duncan Bannatyne as non-executive chairman.
Gavin collected £25,000 last year when his company was named joint winner of the HSBC Start-Up Awards.
He was also named Entrepreneur of the Year for north-east England in the 2006 National Business Awards.
Its latest success was at the National Business Awards, where Applied Language Solutions was named AXA Small to Medium Business of the Year Award at a ceremony was hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.