Award nomination for athletic volunteer
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
ATHLETE and volunteer Keith Binney has been nominated for a Proud of Barnsley award for his work with athletics clubs across Yorkshire.
ATHLETE and volunteer Keith Binney has been nominated for his work with athletics clubs across Yorkshire.
Keith, of Burnsway, Wath, has been nominated as volunteer of the year by his friend David Haywood.
He has been involved with Barnsley Athletics Club for a number of years, where he is now a track and field mentor.
"He still races in the over 60s although he's much slower now," joked David.
"I find him a remarkable person. The hours he gives to the sport amount to hundreds but it is his willingness, encouragement and commitment which set him apart from his colleagues.
"He has suffered many injuries over the years but 14 years ago he was diagnosed with testicular and lung cancer...he eventually beat that.
"No surprises there to a remarkable devotee of the sport."
Start-Up of the Year Sponsor
Haywood & Padgett
Carlton Industrial Estate
Barnsley S71 3HS
Telephone: 01226 770011www.haywood-padgett.co.uk
Wayne Padgett, managing director of Haywood and Padgett Ltd chose to sponsor the new business category because almost 30 years ago he and his business partner at the time became a ‘start up’ business. In 1987 when located in Wombwell they borrowed £5,000 from the Yorkshire Bank to enable them to bake and cut scones by hand and supply the local market traders.
Now in 2014 Wayne and his family are involved in continually developing the business. Wayne’s eldest daughter Rebecca can be found at the bakery seven days a week, learning the ropes and working alongside her dad.
Some of the successes of the business are that Haywood and Padgett Ltd now supplies most major supermarkets with scones and over the last two years have developed business in Australia in a major food chain and in Japan in Karaoke bars. Wayne is currently aiming to gain business in China. Last year Bridget Pearson of Your Bridge to China accompanied Wayne and Rebecca to the International Food Trade Fare in Guagzhoo to support growth in the Chinese Market. Bridget is in China building relationships with key contacts to promote Haywood and Padgett products.
For the past 2 years they have been finalists in the National Food Awards, (the Oscars of the food industry), which is a great achievement. They have also just been given a silver award by BMBC Public Health and the NHS for the way in which they care for their staff.
Wayne said: “Whilst the business is a success story for Barnsley we are always developing new ideas to keep us in the market. Last year we launched a new range called Becky’s Bakery and have created some exciting new flavours and fruit combinations which are ready to promote this year.
“Our latest development is a long-life product that is stirring up interest from buyers.
“Haywood and Padgett Ltd is delighted to be sponsoring the Proud of Barnsley Awards for the third year running. I believe it is important to encourage start-up businesses to help sustain growth and development for the town, offering continued employment for Barnsley people.”