Turnover increase cements Melett’s place as leading firm

The board of Distinction Doors, David Gomersall, Drew Wright, Jackie Payne, Jim Stewart and Dave Walker
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Double Queen’s Award winner Melett arrived in the Top 100 SMEs listings with a bang last year and now has the accolade of being the most profitable SME in the Sheffield City Region after boosting profits by a further £1,3 million on turnover up by £3.4 million.

Melett, based at Zenith Park, on Whaley Road, was founded in 1995 and lays claim to being the market leader when it comes to supplying replacement turbocharger parts to the independent aftermarket.

The firm is an approved supplier to several vehicle manufacturers, who use its components in remanufactured turbos for their own aftermarkets and boasts a sales team able to speak “fluent turbo” to French, Spanish, Russian and Polish speaking customers.

Melett supplies parts to turbocharger reconditioners in more than 100 countries.

In June, it opened a South American sales office in Santiago, Chile, managed by Martyn Howorth, formerly with Cummins Turbo Technologies, following that up in September with the opening of a distribution centre in Poland’s 8th-largest city, Bydgoszcz.

Glass Recycling UK increased profits by 54 per cent to rise from third to second in the table. The Carlton company is the UK’s largest independent glass recycling company and collects thousands of tonnes of glass bottles and jars every week from more than 7,000 bottle banks, located at local authority and private sector sites.

Three years ago it became the first company in the UK to invest in equipment to sort coloured glass before turning it into cullet for glass manufacturers, having previously invested in equipment to extract unwanted metal, ceramics, stones and paper from the glass it collects.

Third placed contract repackager Yorkshire Repak and fifth-placed Silkstone Finance, which is linked to kitchen manufacturer Ultima and the Innova bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens business, are newcomers to the Top 100 SMEs listing. Moving up the Barnsley listing after a 57 per cent in crease in profits is Distinction Doors.

Distinction was founded in 2004 and has grown to become the UK’s leading supplier of GRP insulated composite door blanks, dispatching around 7,000 doors a week.

The company now operates from an 80,000 sq ft headquarters at Tankersley.

Falls in profits have resulted in Moloney Technologies, the Company Shop and Riverside Motors holdings slipping down the table.

Moloney is a previous Barnsley table topper which started out in the food business and owns Enterprise Foods, which supplies 25,000 products to 1,100 stores and 5,000 food outlets, including convenience store chains, food service operators and craft bakeries across the UK.

The group has an e-commerce division, which includes a weight loss programme, called LivSmarter, aimed at male dieters and a touchscreen media division which designs and builds interactive touchscreen information systems for industrial, retail, local government and general commercial applications.

TOP BARNSLEY SMEs

1 Melett 8,042

5 Glass Recycling (UK) 4,606

11 Yorkshire Repak 2,789

19 Distinction Doors Holdings 1,958

36 Silkstone Finance 1,390

38 Moloney Technologies 1,363

44 Compass Holdings 1,258

47 Carlton Main Brickworks 1,183

62 Company Shop 971

72 Riverside Motors Holdings 911