Greene & Greene Solicitors were the sponsor of the Family Business category in the IOD East of England Director of the Year Awards held recently at The Jockey Club in Newmarket.
Entered by business leaders, entrepreneurs, government and media representatives, the awards recognise the leadership talent and success of directors from diverse regional businesses.
The family business award recognised individuals who have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in family firms and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.
Stuart Hughes, Head of the Family team at Greene & Greene presented the award to Richard Gilkes, Managing Director at Stort Chemicals Ltd.
His family business, is a leading independent speciality chemical distributor to the Coatings and Flavour & Fragrance Industries in the UK & Ireland. Formed in 1981 and celebrating 30 years trading in 2011, they are still 100% family-owned and managed.
Fellow Finalist, Matt Tydeman, Director at Imaginators was ‘Highly Commended’ in the same category.
They both received their awards alongside 10 other business leaders who were honoured at the celebratory lunch.
Category winners will now progress to be considered for the national IoD Director of the Year Awards taking place in London later this year.