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Simon Makes The 42 Under 42

Calder Security MD recognised by business magazine

We’re pleased to announce that our MD, Simon Cook, has been named on this year’s 42 Under 42  list, compiled by the Yorkshire Business Insider magazine. 42 Under 42 represents 42 entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 42 who the magazine is tipping as the rising stars of the business world. They produce the shortlist for various regions and Simon has been included in the first 21 on the Yorkshire list for 2014, as announced in the magazine on 4th February. The second list of 21 will be published in the next issue.

Simon’s entry in the list states the following:

“At the tender age of 19, Cook applied to join Calder Security as an electrical engineer but failed to make the grade. However, 9 years later, the young entrepreneur bought the Wakefield company and increased turnover by almost 40% in his first year in charge.

Cook has continued to enjoy average annual growth of 20% by improving efficiency and dramatically raising the profile of the lock, safe and alarm business. Since buying the business in 2006 Cook has continued to expand the workforce, managed to break into the commercial market and invested heavily in operating systems, staff training and marketing.”

Other entrepreneurs on the list include Jacob Hill, founder of The Lazy Camper, James Douglas and Scott Munro, Directors of Red’s True Barbecue and Richard Carr, MD of Carrs of Sheffield.

Now still only aged 34 he’s made it onto the 42 Under 42 list with 8 years to spare! Simon said of the achievement;

Simon Cook“I’m pleased to have been named on the 42 Under 42 list among a great field of talent though having been growing and developing Calder Security for the last 8 years I feel more of an old hand than a ‘rising star’. They clearly think there’s more to come and they’re probably right!”