Turbocharged performer is top in Barnsley

Managing director of Melett, Ian Warhurst.
Managing director of Melett, Ian Warhurst.
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Turbocharger specialist Melett has been knocked off the top of the main table after a two-year run - but it hangs on to the top spot in Barnsley.

The treble Queen’s Award winner went straight into the Top100 at number one two years ago and held that position last year.

This year it has slipped to number two following the creation of Harworth Estates Property Group in Rotherham in the UK Coal restructure.

Melett, based at Zenith Park, Barugh Green, Barnsley, was founded in 1995 and is a market leader in turbocharger parts.

The firm is an approved supplier to several vehicle manufacturers and supplies parts to turbocharger reconditioners in more than 100 countries - so it’s no surprise that its three Queen’s Awards are for export.

The firm’s pre-tax profits slid from £8m to £6.9m on £20.2m turnover this year. But it was just enough to keep it ahead of Glass Recycling (UK) which made £6.5m on £20m turnover - a £2m improvement on last year and enough to take it to third place in the main table.

It comes after a good run - the Carlton company is one of the UK’s largest independent glass recycling firms and increased profits by 54 per cent two years ago.

Another solid Barnsley company, Distinction Doors Holdings, takes third place in Barnsley and rises from 19th to 10th place in the main table thanks to a £490,000 increase in profit, up to £2.45m.

Founded in 2004, it has grown to become a leading supplier of composite doors.

Haulage and excavation company Jakto Holdings is new in this year at fourth in Barnsley and 11th on the main table.

It made £2.3m profit – a whopping £1.68m rise on the year previous.

In contrast Yorkshire Repak has slipped from third most profitable SME in Barnsley last year to 8th this year - and from 11th to 52nd in the main table after a £1.32m profits slide.