Fitted-furniture maker bounces back up the table

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When Symphony Holdings first secured a place in the Star Business/Barber Harrison & Platt Top 100 listings three years ago, it shot straight to the top of the table of Barnsley’s most profitable companies.

When Symphony Holdings first secured a place in the Star Business/Barber Harrison & Platt Top 100 listings three years ago, it shot straight to the top of the table of Barnsley’s most profitable companies.

A £1.1m loss last year took it out of the Barnsley rankings, but the UK’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture has bounced back, notching up profits of £2.4m this year to reach the top spot once again.

Moloney Technologies has continued its rise up the Barnsley table after increasing profit from £1.3m to £1.6m

The company was established by Tony Moloney, chief executive of award winning low fat Weight Watchers cake manufacturer Anthony Alan Foods, to acquire Enterprise Foods’ food manufacturing business.

Moloney Technologies now operates food, communications and e-commerce divisions. Its food division provides supply chain management and e-Commerce services enabling customers, including convenience store chains and caterers, to benefit from local purchasing on a national scale.

The communications division provides telecommunications, networking, surveillance, detection, alarm management and other services to customers base spanning the defence, homeland security, commercial and maritime sectors.

Moloney Technologies’ e-commerce division includes LivSmarter, a weight loss programme aimed at men that helps them to follow a sustainable weight loss plan and includes a retail food range that can be bought online or through retail partners. After topping the Barnsley table last year, Billington Holdings has slipped back to third place.

The company, which designs, fabricates and erects structural steelwork for the construction industry, saw profits tumble by almost three quarters from £5.3m to £1.4m.

Barnsley’s remaining profit maker, Riverside Motors Holdings operates Volvo, Misubishi and Renault dealerships and has outlets in Doncaster, Hull, Scarborough.

The motor dealer was a newcomer in the 2010 Star Business Barber Harrison & Platt Top 100 SMEs listing and reached the Top 100 Companies listing last year, when it was Barnsley’s second most profitable company, with profits of £1.9m.

Of the six Barnsley companies in this year’s Top 100, four are making profits.

TOP COMPANIES - Barnsley

35 Symphony Holdings 2,438

74 Moloney Technologies 1,616

81 Billington Holdings 1,369

68 Riverside Motors Holdings 1,021