John Fredericks wins SME of the Year Award

Pictured: Alan Barnard (left), works director for John Fredericks, and Philip Farnell, John Fredericks' head of HR, with the SME of the Year Award 2023 trophy

Judges of the Business for Calderdale Awards have recognised the John Fredericks team by awarding it with the SME of the Year Award 2023. The award was presented on Wednesday 11 October.

The window and door manufacturer is based in Huddersfield, and its leadership has invested heavily in machinery and product development, the business’ representative has reported, which has contributed to this success. The criteria for the SME of the Year category was to “show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices” and to “demonstrate a degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business”.

“We’re delighted to have been named SME of the Year,” said Mark Dicconson, managing director of John Fredericks. “It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at the company, and showcases our vision and determination.

“As a company, we’ve been trading continuously for more than 53 years. Throughout that time we’ve constantly strived to provide our customers with the very best products and exceptional service.”

The Genus flush sash window

Another contributor to the John Fredericks team’s success is the launch of the Ultimate Heritage range of windows and doors, the firm’s representative continued, and in particular the flush sash with Genus Joinery. “This exceptional product is engineered using traditional joinery techniques with scribed and milled butt joints providing the ultimate timber effect window,” they added.

Mark continued: “We’ve invested heavily to ensure that we stay ahead of the curve of product development and our Ultimate Heritage range is a prime example of this. For anyone looking to offer homeowners an outstanding window, the flush sash with Genus Joinery is just different class!”

To find out more about the Genus flush sash, visit

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