Warwick North West Director Greg Johnson has been crowned Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Downtown in Business’ ‘Livercool Awards’.
With over 900 members from a diverse range of sectors, Downtown in Business is one of the fastest growing business organisations in the UK with offices in Liverpool, Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cheshire and London, with their annual ‘Livercool Awards’ celebrating people within Liverpool who have made a significant contribution to the economic growth of the city.
Founded in 1998 by Greg’s uncle Gavin Johnson, Warwick North West grew significantly over the years, and was taken over by Greg’s father Brian Johnson in 2008, who successfully navigated the company through a global financial crisis and reached a turnover of £12 million by 2022.
Greg had joined the business in 2007, starting out on the manufacturing floor and working his way up into sales and production.
In 2022, when his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Greg took over his role as Director at the age of 34, further growing the business and successfully driving product development and innovation.
Today, Warwick North West occupies a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Bootle, employs a team of over 120 industry professionals, and manufactures a wide range of Eurocell uPVC windows and doors, as well as a range of aluminium products from Sheerline and Cortizo, for the trade, new build and commercial markets.
Greg has also successfully taken the helm in driving job creation, having secured partnerships with workforce organisations Nobody Left Behind and Inside Connections, an in securing exclusive business insight by becoming a strategic partner of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.
With a commitment to helping the local community, Greg has also secured partnerships with Ykids and Alder Hey Children’s Charity in an effort to help better the lives of vulnerable children.
“Being recognised for ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ is an honour – the achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team at Warwick North West, and I would like to express my gratitude to Downtown in Business for their support,” Greg said.
“This award is not just a personal achievement, but a celebration of the collective efforts that drive our success. I am excited about the future and continued growth at Warwick in contributing to the economic development of Liverpool and beyond.”