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Hebden Bridge company is the fastest growing in Yorkshire!

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Where would you expect to find the fastest growing company in Yorkshire? Leeds, Sheffield, maybe York?  You may be surprised to hear that it's Blue Fin Trading, nestled high on the tops above Hebden Bridge!

The company is also ranked 15th in the whole country in the Sunday Times "Fast Track Virgin Atlantic 100" list.  Managing Director Will Vaughan, aged 29 and pictured right said, "Being recognised as the fastest growing business in Yorkshire is a huge achievement and is testament to the hard work, ambition and innovation of the whole team here at Blue Fin."

Founded in 2013, the company sells exercise equipment and portable fridges online. "From March to July this year, as people looked for new outdoor activities, orders for our stand-up paddleboards were up by more than 200% on last year," added Will.

This rapidly growing company has increased its number of staff from 19 in 2019 to 41 in 2020 and has distribution centres in the UK, Australia and the USA.

Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Group, said of this year's Fast Track list, "While we are living in extremely uncertain and challenging times, there is one thing I am certain of: entrepreneurs are the dreamers, the doers, and the innovators that have the power to have a positive impact on society". 

Will Vaughan and Blue Fin are certainly having an impact!