The Kirklees Top 100 Companies initiative aims to shine a spotlight on the district as an attractive destination for inward investment, business start-up, scale-up and growth.
It is a joint venture between the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees Council, Huddersfield Hub and the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) and is designed to celebrate and measure business growth across the region.
Published annually every autumn, the lists are compiled by Huddersfield Business School, using a set of consistent metrics that include a combination of turnover, profit, employee numbers and growth, all derived from published company accounts of locally registered firms drawn from the Bureau Van Dijk - FAME database. Businesses must have a registered office in Kirklees.
Now in its fourth year, the initiative has brought together the Kirklees business community through collaborative opportunities, events and sharing best practice.
Spin-off editions of the brochure include the Careers version, that goes into schools and colleges to be used as a platform to inspire training and careers opportunities for young people.
The SME edition, launched in 2023, also showcases small and medium enterprises (SME) across the Kirklees region that make significant contributions to the local economy.
We have also built a successful group of HR professionals from across the region that regularly meets to discuss challenges and topics of interest, including hybrid working, apprenticeships, international recruitment and graduate development.
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The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (3M BIC) is a leading hub where businesses can innovate, connect and grow, through access to technology and expertise for product development, grow-on space and research & collaboration opportunities.
Based at Queensgate, The University of Huddersfield is a modern and innovative university, dedicated to helping students towards career success.
Huddersfield Hub was set up by professional and experienced journalists Martin Shaw and Steven Downes to provide a fresh, vibrant and positive news platform for Huddersfield, covering local news, sport, business, what’s on, community and charity events.
Business Kirklees is delivered by the Business, Economy & Growth Service at Kirklees Council, providing access to a range of free support for businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and all stages of development.