Lancashire winners at North West IoD awards

Three Lancashire bosses have taken home titles from the North West Institute of Directors annual awards.

IoD-award-for-Lee-PettsRichard Freye of Preston-based Service Care Solutions took home the young director of the year award, with Daniel Halenko of Blackburn Alarms earning the family business director of the year title.

Lee Petts, managing director at Preston-based Remsol, scored the leadership in corporate responsibility crown.

Petts said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have won this award and to be recognised for the efforts I've made to promote responsible, socially integrated business.

"Companies of all different types and sizes can and should play a positive role in the communities where they operate. It needn't be burdensome or costly. Done right, and when it's embedded in a company's culture, being a good corporate citizen can enhance your reputation and boost profitable growth."

Thirteen awards were presented on the night across a range of categories and covering regions including Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria. Richard Law, chief executive of GB Group, was named overall director of the year.

The winners go through to the National IoD Awards, held later this year in London.

Mike Perls, chair of the IoD North West said: "This year’s winners reflect the strength of the north west’s key industries including science, technology, telecoms and infrastructure as well as the fast-growing content community.

"They have all proven themselves to be innovative directors who are the driving force behind their organisations and their inspirational success stories underline the positive impact that business leaders have on the region’s economy."

The IoD north west has approximately 1,800 members and its members are business leaders, entrepreneurs and company directors from across all sectors in the region.