West Yorkshire based White Cross Vets has been named ‘Overall Winner’ as well as winning the prestigious ‘Employer of the Year’ award at this year’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) National Business Awards sponsored by Clydesdale Bank.
The fast-growing veterinary group, which now operates 17 UK practices including West Yorkshire sites in Guiseley, Roundhay and Eccleshill, saw off fierce competition from a wide range of other leading SMEs operating across all industries and sectors. The awards, which are specifically aimed at businesses with less than 250 employees, were presented at a glittering ceremony at Wembley Stadium.
This latest achievement comes at the end of a hugely successful year for the company, which saw it celebrate 80 years in business and recruit its 200th team member after creating 50 new jobs in the last 12 months alone. Earlier this year, White Cross Vets was also included in The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Small Companies To Work For’ league table for the fifth year running.
Tim Harrison, Managing Director of White Cross Vets, says: “To be named as the UK’s best SME is an amazing achievement and we’re extremely proud of it. We take immense pride in making White Cross Vets a superb place to work and always strive to foster a close-knit and highly motivated team.
“As part of this we’ve further enhanced the wide range of employee benefits that our people enjoy this year, which ultimately translates into the level of care and standard of service that our clients receive. Winning the ‘Employer of the Year’ award reinforces this and cements our position at the forefront of the veterinary industry.”
Damian Cummins, Awards Director, said: “White Cross Vets is a very worthy winner from the best of businesses across the UK, a great achievement and ambassador for SME’s.”