Posted on: 10th Feb 2020
Managing Director of PolyGlobal, Jordan Cook, has been selected as one of Insider’s 42 under 42 for 2020. The list profiles the regions top business leaders and entrepreneurs under 42 years of age.
PolyGlobal, who specialise in the injection and cast moulding of engineering plastics, was founded in 1985 under the name of Polyurethane Progress Ltd by Jordan’s Grandma and Father. Jordan grew up in the walls of the company learning the ropes and considers the business to be in his blood. Fast forward a few years and in 2011 he took over as Managing Director. In 2015 his ambitious plans for the company led to a full rebrand and a change of trading name. PolyGlobal was born.
The company was born and bred in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, and still occupies the same original premises today although with some expansion into neighbouring units over the years. Many of their long standing workforce come from the surrounding area and PolyGlobal remain loyal to their local community. For the last year, Wakefield Hospice have been their charity partner, and they are active members of the steering committee for the Wakefield Manufacturing Forum, encouraging improvement and growth within their sector.
Recent years have seen dramatic growth for the business including a continued and steady growth in export sales. These account for 25% of overall turnover with PolyGlobal components being shipped to 21 countries worldwide.
Jordan says “PolyGlobal is forward thinking, customer focussed, quality and innovation driven. I am passionate about manufacturing and am determined to continue to lead PolyGlobal to business success, building on what we’ve achieved to date, breaching new horizons and flying the flag for manufacturing in Yorkshire”.
Insider’s annual 42 under 42 dinner is to be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Thursday 2 April 2020.
The invitation only event is attended by a select audience of successful entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders at what will be one of the region’s top business networking evenings of the year and one of the best events for unearthing young business talent.