A HUDDERSFIELD company has been named as one of Britain’s most admired firms.
Birkby-based building products firm Marshalls came top in the category for building materials and merchants and was 12th overall in the ‘most admired’ league table drawn up by the publication Management Today and Nottingham Business School.
Marshalls were also third in the section for community and environmental responsibility.
Chris Harrop, group marketing director for Marshalls, said: “We are very proud of this achievement.
“In the most admired table Marshalls has climbed 40 places this year.’’
Highlights of the company’s year included launching new products and customer services, pioneering ethical schemes, programmes to reduce carbon emissions and extensive work in the community.
Marshalls also sealed a three-year sponsorship of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, run by the Royal Horticultural Society.
The most admired survey asked Britain’s 10 biggest companies in 22 sectors to rate the performance of their peers in areas such as quality of management, financial soundness, quality of products and services, capacity to innovate, quality of marketing and community and environmental responsibility.
Marks and Spencer came top of the polls for the first time in 16 years, knocking Tesco off its perch with the highest score in the history of the awards. But Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy beat M&S chief Stuart Rose to win the award for the most admired chief executive.