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Institute of Directors, Director of the Year awards

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Mike in Leeds

Mike Beckett on his way to the Director of the Year awards

Yesterday was a great day, attending the Institute of Directors, Director of the Year awards at the beautiful Aspire venue in Leeds on Thursday 8th of  September 2011.

It was back in 2010 that I joined the Institute of Directors, having decided to embark on their Continuing Professional Development by studying at Leeds Business School, which is part of Leeds Metropolitan University. In July 2011 the Institute of Directors notification arrived, which said that Mike Beckett was to be awarded a Certificate in Company Direction, with Distinction.

So it was a real honour for me when yesterday Barbara Colledge, the Dean of the Faculty of Business & Law presented me with the certificate. The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Director of the IoD, Kenton Robbins, introduced me to receive the award with some very kind words, saying “Cllr Michael Beckett from Caring for Business Ltd is a promising young entrepreneur of whom we are expecting great things”. On a personal note the best part for me was that my wife and parents were able to be present to witness this.

Mike and Cal at Aspire York with certificate of Company Direction just recieved

Mike Beckett's delight at receiving the Institute of Directors Certificate in Company Direction, with Distinction.

Nick Beech, the Principle Lecturer, from Leeds Business School at the Lunch told me that over the last 10 years of running the course, they have had just 7 students achieve a Distinction on this course. This reminded me of the economic principle that rarity enhances value! The IoD programme has a strategic focus on the development of high performance boards. As a cross sector leader I have found the course beneficial in improving  standards and practise in achieving KPI outcomes  and this has demonstrated to me its value as an investment of time and money.
 

The awards winners were Hayley Erner of High Flyers Business Coaching Ltd was awarded the Business Advisor of the year (sponsored by ABDN), for impressive achievements in increasing the size of client businesses.  Gareth Barker from Sheffield Forgemasters was awarded the Young Director of the Year (sponsored by Totally Exec) for leading an efficiency drive in making the business profitable. James Lambert from R&R Ice Cream received a Lifetime Achievement award  (sponsored by Grant Thornton). Kenton had earlier said that as an austerity measure there was no desert today, so James raised smiles from everyone by agreeing to provide ice cream for next years event. Peter Roberts of Pure Gym, providing no-nonsense budget gyms, received the Judges Special Award (sponsored by The Insurance Partnership). Christopher Hopkins of Ploughcroft was awarded Small & Medium Size Enterprise Director of the Year award (sponsored by The Alternative Board) for growing his business and for innovation in solar roofing technology. Christopher has also receiving support from an encounter with the Dragons Theo and Deborah from Dragon’s Den.

The finale was the award to Lawrence Tomlinson of the LNT Group which is ranked 28th in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Companies. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year and followed this us with the award for overall Director of the Year 2011 (awards sponsored by Leeds Business School and Welcome to Yorkshire). Congratulations Lawrence, well done. I hope he goes on to have a Yorkshire win for us all in the National Director of the Year competition, happening later this year in London!

Welcoming our new Finance Director!

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Mike Beckett welcomes new Finance Director to Caring for Business Ltd

A.C. Stokell Beckett welcomed as Caring for Business Ltd's new Finance Director by Mike Beckett

Caring for Business Ltd works closely with other consultants as partners, working on joint projects. We take pleasure in announcing our company expansion due to increased demand for our services.

As you probably know Caring for Business Ltd works as a Business Development Contractors, we do this with a team of associates to offer the best package that fits where our clients need more expertise and/or capacity to help them get to where they are aiming, problem(s) solved, or avoided and the client’s business capability enhanced.

To help us deliver our services better we welcome our new Financial Director to our Board of Directors: A. C. Stokell Beckett. With her experience and passion for business improvement we believe we are better placed than ever to deliver our commitment to implement our sustainable growth strategy and to ensure our quality assurance systems help provide services for our clients that meet or exceed client’s expectations.

Caring for Business and our team of associates offers prospective clients a free assessment to see how we can help improve your business. As the people at the heart of business are our greatest resource, we offer a free assessment of how we can help you to support and challenge  appropriately to optimise performance, please contact us for further details.

We at Caring for Business Ltd love to connect with you, you can like us on Facebook,  Follow our company on LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/company/caring-for-business-ltd  and follow us on Twitter.

Caring for Business Ltd

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Caring for Business Ltd's Executive Director Mike Beckett

Mike Beckett Caring for Business Ltd's Executive Director

I am delighted to announce that the website for Caring for Business Ltd is now live, do take a look!

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With a team of associates Caring for Business offers a free assessment to see how we can help your business. The people at the heart of business are our greatest capital, we offer a free assessment of how we can help you. Formed in September 2010 by Michael Beckett and Heather Cowan. The business was set up as a vehicle to deliver business solutions for people in Small and Medium Enterprises with Strategic and Management improving efficiency and effectiveness with a focus to unleashing the human capital which is the heart of every business.