Top 100 Companies: Barnsley profits from pipes, doors and kitchens

Naylor industries chief executive, Edward Naylor
Naylor industries chief executive, Edward Naylor
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It has one of the largest door-making factories in Europe and unlocked more than £4m profit last year.

Premdor, on Huddersfield Road, Darton, Barnsley, is the most profitable company in the borough in this year’s Top 100 survey.

The door and window manufacturer has £59.6m turnover and 397 staff, according to its most recently published accounts.

It climbed five places from 66th on the main table to 61st.

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Symphony Holdings is second on Barnsley’s pre-tax profit table, making £4.2m last year. The firm, which employs 992, turns over £130m-a-year and is the UK’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture.

Symphony is the highest-ranked Barnsley company on the Top 100 turnover table. It climbed one place from 27th to 26 this year and has enjoyed steady turnover growth for years.

The parent group of Fulton Foods is third on the table of Barnsley’s most profitable companies - after topping it for the two years previous.

But Viewtone Trading Group is consistent: it made £2.65m in pre-tax profits, compared to £2.9m and £2.8m in the two years previous. The company has seen turnover steadily rise from £56.7m, to £64m to £66.3m this time. Headcount has also risen from 881 two years ago to 979 and it has risen up the main table from 88th to 57th to 53rd today.

Naylor Industries is new to the Top 100 table this year, at 92nd, and the fifth most profitable in the borough. The clay and plastic pipe specialist has grown turnover to £42.3m this time. Profits have dipped to £1.29m from £1.8m, while employee numbers have risen from 225 to 307.

The firm walked away with two national wins at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards last month. It won the ‘Outstanding Export Award’ and ‘Winner of Winners’ on the night.

The judges admired the company’s world class, highly-engineered technical drainage products, including Denlok jacking pipes and Thermachem chemical drainage. They were also pleased with Naylor’s commitment to boosting exports which has ‘driven the company’s development into a 21st century globally-oriented enterprise’.