Double award win for Barnsley engineering company

(Left to right) Simon Dennis, managing director of Palmer Construction Ltd, presented with his business person of the year award by previous winner, Lynne Darwin, sales director of Building Product Solutions.
(Left to right) Simon Dennis, managing director of Palmer Construction Ltd, presented with his business person of the year award by previous winner, Lynne Darwin, sales director of Building Product Solutions.

A Barnsley civil engineering firm is celebrating after scooping two prizes at the Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards.

Palmer Construction Ltd scooped the prestigious business of the year award and managing director Simon Dennis was named business person of the year at chamber-organised event.

The company was also highly commended in the business growth category.

Mr Dennis said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised for our successes by our peers and I’m exceptionally honoured to have been presented with the awards on behalf of the company.

“We are privileged to have an amazing team of talented people whose dedication and commitment has built Palmer’s into the successful business it is today.

“It has been a great team effort and everyone can be very proud of their contribution to drive the business forward and provide sustainability for our future.”

Palmer Construction is a provider of specialist civil engineering and construction services for the UK utilities and infrastructure sectors.

Judges were impressed as the company has achieved year-on-year growth in recent years.

The Barnsley & Rotherham Business Awards saw 55 companies shortlisted across 11 categories.

The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by Look North presenter Clare Frisby at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday, October 23.

Other notable winners included The Cowling Creamery, which was named most promising new business and charity of the year award winners Safe@Last.