Posted on 16th October 2013
After winning the Institute of Directors Family Business Award for London and the South East in May this year, Stephen Blatchford, Chief Executive, followed up this success by being presented with the National Family Business Director of the Year award 2013 at the IoD awards dinner held on the 11th October.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards celebrate the very best of UK business and these awards recognise how the business has grown worldwide, developed sustainable customer partnerships and pushed boundaries through the development of innovative products and services.
As the fourth generation head of the Blatchford family business Stephen leads a business that has won technology, business, customer service and management awards going back to its inception in 1890. The prosthetic products and rehabilitation services provided by Blatchford have constantly won merit for their innovation, delivery and impact on society,
On receiving the award Stephen paid tribute to his ‘talented workforce’ within Blatchford. “I am delighted to receive this award, it represents a culmination of several years of hard work and is testament to the contribution all Blatchford employees have made. I am pleased to be able to accept these awards on behalf of the entire workforce.”
Stephen also went on to achieve Highly Commended in the Overall Director of the Year category.