Airedale Wins Top Accolade at Business Awards

Airedale International Air Conditioning last night cemented its position as a world class company following a year of domestic and international success, taking home the award for “Manufacturer of the Year” at the Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Awards.

The awards, which were held at the new Emerald Suite at Headingley Stadium, celebrate the best in business in the Yorkshire region, with accolades going to a wide range of successful organisations who came together to celebrate the county’s commercial success.

The awards were hosted by Channel 4’s Cathy Newman and featured guest speaker, Yorkshire and England cricketer Tim Bresnan. Darren Farrar, Marketing Manager for Airedale International said, “We were delighted to win the ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Awards.

Our team work consistently hard across every single department and to get the recognition in our region, where so many great manufacturers are based, is special.”
Airedale were introduced on the evening as “One of the nation’s most impressive manufacturers…. with an indefatigable spirit”, no doubt a reference to overcoming the devastating fire of 2013 that saw their Rawdon factory nearly completely destroyed.

Now operating on the same site in a new, 23,000 state-of the- art facility, Airedale International continues to go from strength to strength. Darren continued,
“It is an exciting time to be working at Airedale.

This year we have introduced a European Data Centre Team to further grow our export business in the expanding Data Centre marketplace, we have launched our new Azure R32 range of chillers, and we continue to invest heavily in research and development with innovation and cooling expertise at the forefront of our business.” Airedale International are also shortlisted for 3 further awards over the coming months –‘Collaborative Working Partnership Award’ and ‘Manufacturers Award’ at the CIBSE Yorkshire Awards and ‘Chiller Product’ at the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards.

Airedale International was founded in Leeds in 1974 and now operates globally, with offices in 3
continents and customers in over 60 countries.