With ten overall categories, the awards were open to directors from the private, public and third sectors across the West Midlands and aimed to recognize an individual’s achievements, the importance of the director’s role in the community and their overall commitment to the success of the business.
“Deakin & Francis has been going from strength to strength and it’s a huge achievement for me to win this award!” Henry Deakin, Managing Director
“As the seventh-generation family member to manage the business, alongside my brother James, my passion has always been to build our brand and offer an innovative, quality range of products that our customers are proud to wear, backed up by a first-class service. To be recognized in this category is such a privilege – for me and my team – thank you.”
The award recognized how Henry responded to specific challenges facing directors in family firms and how he has contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.
The awards breakfast, held at Edgbaston Cricket Club on 19th June, also saw Brian Hall announced as the new chair of IoD West Midlands.