Lenstec Optical Group won both the Large Business of the Year Award, kindly sponsored by Cearphilly County Borough Council, and the Premier Award at this year's ceremony. We caught up with them after, here's what they had to say:
1.) How did it feel to win a Caerphilly Business Forum Award?
We are delighted, honoured and proud to have achieved this award as recognition for a successful Caerphilly-based manufacturer.
2.) How did you find the experience of the Awards night?
The awards are always a very enjoyable occasion and represent the business community of Caerphilly and achievements very well.
3.) How do you strive to make a difference in the Caerphilly business market?
Where possible we use Caerphilly-based local suppliers, so both directly and indirectly our successes will result in increased employment in the local community.
We place training at the forefront of our business so in consequence we improve the technical skill sets of our locally based employees. Making Caerphilly an attractive place to both work within and gain employment skills.
4.) What are your goals for the next 12 months?
To continue to grow and invest in our business infrastructure and our employees. We have diversified our business during 2018 through acquisition and opening a new warehouse facility, creating jobs and new business opportunities, at the same time widening our product offering to our customers.
5.) What is the biggest lesson you have learned in the last 12 months of your business?
To engage with your customers and employees continually to improve quality, service and focus on your most important asset, that is your people and their welfare.
6.) What one piece of advice would you give to any aspiring entrepreneurs?
Focus on what makes your business and its opportunities stand out from your competitors and concentrate these positive attributes.