HUDDERSFIELD advocate David Elliott has picked up an award for the second successive year.
David, 41, was last year’s Young Business Person of the Year and is so proud of Huddersfield he has even had The Place To Make it logo tattooed on his shoulder.
His firm manufacturing camper vans takes the name of Huddersfield out on the road.
He said: “It takes a lot of hard work but we are trying to raise the profile of Huddersfield. There has been some pain, tears and baby cream on the way to stop my shoulder hurting.’’
Shepley-based Wellhouse Leisure Ltd has launched itself on the export market following a two-year project to build camper vans for Hyundai UK. This year, Wellhouse Leisure has built about 80 Hyundai and 70 Japanese vehicles. Next year, it expects to build 50 to 200 vehicles alone for Hyundai UK.
The company has made presentations to product marketing managers from Belgium, Sweden, Holland, Spain, Germany and Switzerland and has completed its first export orders to Sweden and New Zealand.
Also nominated in the category, sponsored by David Brown, were Disposables UK and Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream Company.