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Andy Wilkinson – IoD Small Business Director of the Year!

Today we raise a glass of champagne (with breakfast- it’s how we roll in the creative industry) to Andy Wilkinson, one half of our director dream-team, who was awarded ‘Director of the Year’ in the Small Business category at this year’s IoD West Midlands awards.

The breakfast ceremony, hosted at the prestigious Edgbaston Cricket Ground, saw directors and their teams from various industries across the Midlands come together to celebrate successes from the past year.

The Small Business category award recognises directors of businesses who deliver exceptional performance, with a clear forward vision, tackling challenging markets creatively and engaging with communities and employees.

Winners were presented with a personalised bottle of fizz courtesy of Harvey Nichols, and a bespoke illustration individually designed to echo each winner’s business, designed by University of Wolverhampton student, Emily Cooksey.

“To be a finalist in the IoD Director of the Year Awards is an accolade in itself, but to win the small business category against some seriously tough competition is simply fantastic,” comments Andy.

“Winning the award is testimony to the exciting direction we are taking OWB, from our expanding international network, our ever-growing digital arm, innovative technology tools developed for marketing teams and our work with outstanding brands.”

The judges said: “We were particularly impressed on how Andy has built a strong, skilled and engaged team, allowing him the time to integrate into a number of business networks to understand the pressures businesses face, whilst using CSR activities to help promote the brand and increase business.

Andy demonstrated a good commercial acumen with an impressive governance structure for a small business.  He is energetic and has a justified belief in his own ability and that of OWB.”