Our Managing Director, Oliver Butts, has beaten hundreds of other companies to claim the prestigious Institute of Directors (IOD) London and South Director of the Year award, in the Family Business category

Founded in 1903 and the recipient of a Royal Charter, the IoD‘s purpose is to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide. Their objective is to ensure members views are taken into account when the government is reviewing policy, legislation or seeking the opinions of the wider business community.

The renowned annual IoD London & South Director of the Year Awards took place virtually from the iconic 116 Pall Mall headquarters of the IoD as the Institute joined its 30,000 members in pivoting to deliver an inaugural “covid hybrid” edition.

Judges of the IoD Family Business category said: “The winner has a well-balanced and focused business. We were impressed by the long-term, sustainable approach and balance between business and family engagement.”

On being named the winner Oliver added: “I am absolutely delighted. Being a family business it certainly wouldn’t have been possible without my mother and father giving me the strong foundations to grow the business and being strong mentors. They have allowed me to fulfil my hopes and aspirations in my working life.

“I also want to thank the amazing staff who have been working with me during what has been a very challenging year and has meant growing and evolving to succeed.”

You can watch the full virtual awards ceremony here, skip to 52 mins in to see Oliver’s win!

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