A TEXTILE firm with operations in Meltham and Mirfield has won a national award for boosting profits and sales – and showing a commitment to the environment and good causes.
Camira Fabrics, which has offices at Hopton Mills in Mirfield and manufacturing facilities at Meltham Mills, was named Company of the Year at an awards ceremony in London for the UK contract textiles industry.
Managing director Paul Goodall received the award from award sponsor Martin Stocks, of Lonon-based office services company Working With Momentum.
Camira, which supplies fabrics for items including office chairs and bus seats, was also shortlisted for a second award in the environment and social impact category.
The award recognises Camira’s double-digit growth in turnover and profitability over the past two years – as well as its leading role in environmental product development, introducing new fabrics made from recycled and renewable raw materials.
The company is a major sponsor of Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton and supports the Business Language Champions project promoting the study of foreign languages in secondary schools.
Camira was formed in 2006 by a management buy-out from the American-owned Interface organisation. The company specialises in a wide range of high performance textiles used in offices, schools and colleges, cinemas and on buses, coaches and trains.
Mr Goodall said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been recognised by this independent award which signals our progress not just in UK and export business development, but also in environmental innovation and corporate social responsibility.”