The managing director of Londonderry firm Hunter Apparel Solutions Ltd, Simon Hunter, has received high commendation in the UK Family Director of the Year in an Institute of Directors ceremony in London.
The accolade follows his success winning the Northern Ireland director of the year award. Simon was one of only six on the shortlist for the UK National awards this year, and follows on from Simon recently achieving a distinction in the Institute’s ‘Certificate in Company Direction’ and he has also passed the Institute Diploma in company direction.
“The past year has not been an easy time for business. The economic environment remains very challenging and the public’s perception of the positive contribution of business to society has been damaged. These awards seek to highlight the achievements of some of the UK’s finest business leaders, and affirm our belief that business is a force for good,” he said.
“This award is a huge honour. I was genuinely shocked to make the UK shortlist of 6 Director’s. Our sector is not an easy one to trade in, so it remains a constant challenge for me. It is highly satisfying to have my efforts acknowledged at a National level.