Boss of British woodworking firm announced finalist in ‘Entrepreneur’ category

Amarjit Binji, Managing Director of AJB Group Limited

The Managing Director of a Northampton-based family-run industry leader in British woodworking has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Amarjit Binji, who runs AJB Group Limited, is among six finalists in the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category of the Midlands Business Awards (MBAs).

Now in its 16th year, the MBAs recognise and reward achievers who demonstrate remarkable outputs and contribution in line with category criteria.

AJB Group is a manufacturer of world-class joinery products. Its client list includes The Shard, BBC TV Centre, Centre Point and Battersea Power Station, as well as famous celebrities.

Father-of-two Amarjit started out as a carpenter and joiner. Frustrated with the lack of innovation and modern technique within his specialist field, he decided to set up his own company in 1999, which continues to thrive. AJB Group currently employs around 40 staff, including friends and family members.

AJB Group only uses and buys timber from sustainable sources, those which are committed to tree planting. In addition, the company has installed a bio-mass boiler which means it uses no gas and 100% of its waste is recycled to heat the factory, which means zero waste to landfill.

AJB Group began in a 13,500sq.ft factory in Leicester’s Oadby Industrial Estate. In 2015, the business re-located to a 40,000sq.ft state-of-the-art factory in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Speaking about the award shortlisting, Amarjit said: “It's an incredible honour to be shortlisted for this award – especially in such a hotly contested category full of magnificent entrepreneurs.

"As a collective, AJB Group continue to work tirelessly to save trees, help contribute to reducing the overall carbon footprint, avoid waste going to landfill and still manage to provide high quality fine wood products for our clients. We're enormously proud of what we do and deliver and being shortlisted in this category has already inspired me even more, win or lose.”

Amarjit paid a glowing tribute to his late grandmother, who he said had consistently reminded him of the foundations of the Sikh faith and core human values, which are so common across all major religions. Among her many reminders, he said, were, “be humble and give back to those most in need.” Another, “treat others how you wish to be treated and count all humans as equal.”

Winners of the Midlands Business Awards will be announced at a glittering black-tie ceremony at a venue in Leicester on 4 March 2022.

For more information on the Midlands Business Awards (MBAs), see, and for further information on AJB Group Limited, visit

AJB Group Limited
9 Earlstrees Road
Earlstrees Industrial Estate, Corby
Northamptonshire, NN17 4AZ
01536 267 139