Jack Tordoff, MBE, founder and chairman of Yorkshire-based motor retailer JCT600 was on hand to unveil The Yorkshire Society’s plaque, presented to the firm for its contribution to the economy.
The Yorkshire Society recognises people, places and businesses that have made a significant contribution to Yorkshire of which the whole county can be proud.
JCT600 has grown over 72 years, from a single dealership on Sticker Lane in Bradford into one of the largest privately-owned businesses in the UK, and the society’s plaque commemorating this achievement is now in pride of place at the company’s Tordoff House head office in Apperley Bridge.
The £1.222 billion turnover family business has become one of the best-known brands in Yorkshire and beyond, employing a team of 2,200 people and achieving national recognition through countless awards, including a place in the Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to Work For’ list. With 50 dealerships, representing 18 of the world’s leading car marques, JCT600 is one of Yorkshire’s great success stories.
The Yorkshire Society’s corporate plaque programme began with the erection of a plaque to celebrate the founding of Fox’s Biscuits in Batley and the Society now takes the lead in recognising Yorkshire’s corporate success stories.
You can nominate a person, place or business for a plaque here.