CDL celebrates record growth at annual long service awards

Stockport-based software house CDL has reported record turnover of £11.7 million in the year 2003-04, marking 20% growth on its previous financial year. The continued expansion of the privately owned company has been celebrated by the company at its annual long service awards.

Held at Paul Heathcote’s flagship restaurant, Simply Heathcote’s in Manchester, the event saw owners, Tom and Jessica Hogg, present awards to 28 CDL employees who had reached milestones from five to 25 years’ service. Amongst those to receive awards was CDL general manager Rick Slater who celebrated 20 years with the company.

Hogg said: "We have always recognised that retaining good people would be key to ensuring customers receive consistently high levels of service, and benefit from our people’s product and market expertise. The awards are there to formally acknowledge this and to thank individuals for their loyalty and hard work."

Explaining why 2004 has been such a good year for the company, CDL general manager Rick Slater, said: "Key to our growth this year has been our successful implementation of major contracts such as the 86 branch wide area network for Budget Retail and the continued expansion of BDML Connect’s operation, particularly in supporting RAC Insurance Services."

"The boom in online trade after its initially slow start has also contributed to the healthy performance of our Internet Services operation, with brokers increasingly looking to integrate online platforms with their back office functions."

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