Business Enterprise Award 2009
Mamas & Papas
Presented by Richard Taylor, Branch Director, Aon Limited to Amanda and David Spacchetti, Mamas & Papas.
Our business award is always one of the hardest to decide on, such is the quality of so many businesses in this county. But it is fair to say that this 100% family-owned Huddersfield company has had remarkable success in the retail arena, within a relatively short period of time.
Established in 1981, Mamas & Papas is the only nursery company in the UK that designs, develops, creates and retails its own products. Opening its first store in 1989, it now has 37 within the UK and 15 franchise retail outlets in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar, with a further 10 planned within the Middle East and two stores to open in Russia shortly.
It also supplies over 200 independent retailer and national retailers including Argos, Next, John Lewis Partnership and Saks 5th Avenue.
With over 1300 employees and a turnover of over £130million in 07/08, Mamas & Papas cites its passion, Italian heritage and sense of style, as well as continued commitment to product innovation as some of the attributes that sets it apart from the competition.