David Duffy, Jenny & Alastair Hanson, Harry Gration

The Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards took place on November 3rd. Host Harry Gration of BBC Look North was joined at the Galpharm Stadium by the leading lights of the Huddersfield business community. David Duffy was there to present the Stores Direct Green Award which recognises local businesses making outstanding contributions to environmental initiatives.

The Stores Direct Green Award was won by Hanson Music, a family run business based in Marsden, West Yorkshire. Hanson Music, founded by husband and wife team Alastair and Jenny Hanson, received the award in recognition for developing the world's first FSC approved clarinets. To achieve this Alastair Hanson, who is both a committed campaigner for protection of endangered forests and an internationally respected musical instrument designer, established a verified chain of custody from Tanzanian forests to their Marsden factory.