Business of the Year – Norfolk Business Awards 2018


On the evening of Thursday 22nd November, the JD Cooling Group won the overall Business of the Year award at the Norfolk Business Awards 2018. We are beyond delighted with this amazing accolade, with judges commenting, “This company is one of the largest independent contractors in its sector in the UK, growing from a one-man band 18 years ago to now employing 100 people across five regional sites.

“Its growth, strong profitability and excellent customer service feedback has been achieved by being a totally people-focused business, the extent to which I have not seen before.”

Held at the Norfolk Showground Arena and presented by comedian Katherine Ryan, the awards celebrate outstanding talent from Norfolk’s deep and diverse business community. In total, 13 awards were handed out to Norfolk’s homegrown business community – in front of 550 guests.

This wasn’t the only success for the JD team on the night, where the Group were shortlisted as finalists within the Large Business category – pipped to the post by Mills & Reeve; whilst John Dye was a finalist for the Director of the Year.

JD Cooling’s managing director called the accolade, “a real privilege” after seeing the other companies on show. He went on, “What a fantastic evening it’s been tonight. It’s opened my eyes to what a fantastic group of businesses we’ve got in Norfolk. I feel a bit lost in such great company. Thank you to everybody here for doing what you do – for yourselves, for your employees and for the community at large.”

You can see all the photos from the night and read about all the other winners here –