Huthwaite’s Door-Stop is one of the best

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A HUTHWAITE-BASED door manufacturer is celebrating after being announced as a double finalist in the National Business Awards.

Door-Stop, which is based on Export Drive, has been shortlisted in the categories of WorldPay Online Business of the Year and the Huawei Customer Focus.

Door-Stop managing director Nick Dutton said he was excited about being shortlisted for the top awards and praised staff for their ongoing hard work.

“It’s a tremendous honour even to be shortlisted for such prestigious awards,” he said.

“Door-Stop is a relatively young business - just three years old and launched in a recession, but we already have a £17 million turnover.

“Being nominated for two awards underlines what we’ve achieved in such a short time.”

Martin Stiven, vice president of Business at Orange, one of the sponsors of the wards, said: “Reaching the finals of the National Business Awards is no mean feat and I am delighted that the calibre of entrants keeps on improving.

“All finalists have demonstrated exceptional drive, resilience and innovation during challenging economic conditions.”

Baroness Bottomley, of Nettlestone, is chairing this year’s judging programme, where 100 of the country’s leading entrepreneurs and senior directors, will be assessing and rewarding Britain’s most promising and successful companies. “The economic climate continues to present UK businesses with an unprecedented challenge:  it is therefore particularly encouraging that the entries in this year’s National Business Awards have shown no drop in quality,” she said.

Finalists will present to an expert judging panel in September and October and winners will be honoured at the National Business Awards gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on 8th November.

Pictured is managing director Nick Dutton.