Adam Walsh, our business director at The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our fab foundation, has been shortlisted for the Young Yorkshire Company Director of the Year in the inaugural Insider Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards.
The awards have been launched to identify and celebrate business leaders who are the entrepreneurial drive behind the region’s most successful companies. The panel said that this category was the hardest to judge – and that they had to make some tough decisions over who was nominated.
He has also been instrumental in boosting the number of employees from 19, when he came on board in September 2013, to our current 60-strong team – and in achieving IiP accreditation, where assessors were impressed by the ‘integrity and ethics’ within our ‘transparent organisation’.
This latest exciting news comes hot on the heels of our inclusion in the Sunday Times Best Companies and accompanying 3 star accreditation – the highest that a company can achieve.
Says Adam: “I’m honoured and delighted to have made the shortlist of the Business Leaders Awards but want to stress that our raft of successes and achievements are attributable to our powerful team culture and values. Everyone takes ownership in helping to drive our success and achieve our goals and vision, so this shortlisting is as much for them as it is for me.
Prior to his current position, Adam was marketing and sales manager of Be Fuelcards, where he grew the sales team from 4 to 20 and delivered double digit growth in consecutive years. He then took a career break, completing two of his bucket list activities – a bicycle adventure from Bangkok in Thailand, through Cambodia to Saigon in Vietnam, and returning to Europe to complete a 70.3 Ironman triathlon, before going back to work with TRFC in September 2013.
The winners of the Business Leaders Awards will be announced at a dinner to be held on Thursday, 10 March 2016 at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield. We all wish Adam – and everyone who made the final line up – the very best of luck.
We’re always recruiting great people to join us as we continue to go from strength to strength. For more information on job opportunities available with The Bayford Foundation and The Right Fuelcard Company, visit http://www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.