A businessman from Kilrea has been awarded the esteemed title of ‘Family Business Director of the Year’ at this year’s Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards.
Mark Hutchinson, Managing Director of SJC Hutchinson Engineering, picked up the accolade at the prestigious ceremony held at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast.
Sponsored by Abbey Bond Lovis, the awards were presented to directors who were deemed to have made significant and valuable contributions to the success of their companies and typify excellence in leadership and corporate governance.
The judges said: “=“Under Mark’s leadership, the company has seen an increase in turnover of 51% in the last three years in spite of the challenging economic times. By investing in the latest technology to aid diversification outside their traditional markets, Mark has turned his company into a market leader, securing the future for the business, the employees and the family.”
IoD NI Chairman, Paul Terrington congratulated the winners: “Our Director of the Year Awards support that vision by recognising leadership excellence across all sectors of our economy and acknowledging those directors who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills that help deliver success to their organisations.”
The winners will nominated for the IoD Lunn’s Award of Excellence which will presented in Belfast in February.