Spooner Industries in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, was named one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” in an annual report collated by the London Stock Exchange.

Spooner — a manufacturer of industrial process machinery such as industrial ovens, dryers, coolers, proofers, air turns, stabilizers, oxidizers and solvent-and energy-recovery equipment — was recognized as one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

In other company news, Jeff Privatt joined the North American operations of Spooner Industries, Lancaster, Ohio, strengthening the customer-facing team in the United States. Privatt will develop and provide support to customers in the paper, converting and coil coating markets across North America. Spooner Industries is headquartered in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.