Essex Boatyards awarded Young Business Person of the Year Published: 15 February, 2008
David Barke of Essex Boatyards received the award
ESSEX Boatyards was awarded the prestigious accolade of joint ‘2008 Young Business Person of the Year’ at the Boating Business Exhibition (BBEx) in Bournemouth, Dorset.
The award, which recognises business people who have made the biggest impact in their company, was presented to Nick, James, Guy and David Barke of Essex Boatyards, highlighting the company’s commitment to providing the highest standards of customer service, quality and professionalism since 1999.
“A lot of commitment and hard work has gone in to achieving the high standards of service that we are proud to offer,” comments Nick Barke, Joint managing director of Essex Boatyards.
“We are extremely pleased to have won this award and to be recognised in the industry for our dedication to developing our business, and ensuring our customers benefit from the highest standards of professionalism and efficiency in all aspects of boating. We continue to invest in the latest handling and site equipment, which has included a 30t and 70t hoist.”
Essex Boatyards has transformed from small beginnings at a small Essex boatyard selling 14ft speedboats, to a huge operation based at two marina sites, turning over £35m per annum and delivering 600 boats per year from 17ft to 80ft.
The Young Business Person of the Year award recognises business people who have made the biggest impact in their company in terms of developing the company with new business, ideas or services, innovative products, or those who have simply made a difference to a business with their personality.
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