Barnsley businessman wins prestigious regional business award

Edward Naylor, Chief Executive of Barnsley based construction products group Naylor Industries has won a prestigious regional business award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

Edward won the Leadership Award, sponsored by Liberty House Group, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding manufacturing leaders and the significant contribution they make to their business and UK manufacturing.

Edward was up against stiff competition from individuals from a range of innovative businesses – small and large – from across the region. He was selected by a panel of judges drawn from business leaders, industry experts and academics after impressing them with the way that he led huge changes while maintaining a family feel at the company.

With the regional title now secured, Edward will now go on to find out if he has won the national title at an awards gala dinner in London in January next year.

Edward Naylor, CEO at Naylor Industries, says: “Manufacturers work hard to ensure the success of their business, so I am honoured to have been recognised in this way. This award is not about individual effort though, it is for the hard working and talented team that I work with, without whom this achievement would not have been possible.

“It’s fantastic to be recognised by my peers in this way and I’m really looking forward to the national finals in January to see how I measure up against leaders from across the rest of the UK.”

Douglas Dawson, CEO of Liberty Industries Group Says: “Strong and dynamic leadership pushes companies to take advantage of opportunities, such as those arising from the fourth industrial revolution, and towards greater efficiency and productivity for the entire business. This award is justly deserved and Edward should be applauded for his efforts. We wish Edward the best of luck for the national finals.”

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