Our business director is up for a prestigious Institute of Directors Award

Adam Walsh, business director of The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our Foundation, is a worthy finalist in the IoD Director of the Year Awards Yorkshire & North East.

Adam, whose drive, passion and commitment has resulted in the sustained success of our fantastic business, has been shortlisted in the Young Director of the Year category.

Celebrating and acknowledging the region’s best companies, the awards are recognised as a coveted accolade for outstanding business professionals.

Since coming on board TRFC in September 2011, Adam has been instrumental in a raft of achievements of which we are all immensely proud. Milestones – too many to mention here – include us achieving IiP status, being ranked 33 in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For (2016) with a 3 star Best Companies Accreditation – and  having our Foundation’s ground-breaking work recognised with a Sunday Times Discovering Potential Award.

Adam has also been key to our values-driven HR strategy where we tap into the talents of excluded groups – recruiting people from all walks of life including ex-offenders, long-term unemployed, young people with no work experience and ex-military personnel.

Adam says: “IoD awards judges want to know what makes businesses exceptional and this shortlisting is an acknowledgment of the tremendous hard work, dedication and loyalty of all our employees.

“Through top teamwork we have achieved exceptional performance year-on-year and I am a confident that we can raise our game higher still. I’d like to congratulate and wish best of luck to all the IoD awards’ finalists.”

Adam’s accolade comes in the wake of TRFC’s shortlisting for the SME of the year at the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Employability Awards after receiving a nomination from Novus. The winners will be announced on June 29.

The IoD awards will be held in York on July 5 with a dinner hosted by the BBC’s business correspondent, Danni Hewson. Special guests will be recently appointed IoD director general, Stephen Martin and Under Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Nash.

Winners from each category will go forward to the UK finals later in the year.

For more information on The Bayford Foundation and job opportunities available, visit www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.

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