BIC Innovation is thrilled to announce that one of our Executive Directors, Linda Grant, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Directors – Small-Medium Business Director of the Year Award, sponsored by the Development Bank of Wales. The award was presented at a ceremony held at the ICC in Newport on Friday, May 12th.
Linda’s exceptional leadership, unwavering dedication, and profound commitment to the success and well-being of our employees has earned her this well-deserved recognition. Her management abilities and tireless efforts have consistently propelled our team towards excellence, while fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
Her outstanding professionalism and commitment have inspired and motivated us to reach new heights. Leading by example every step of the way, Linda inspires and motivates us through her remarkable work ethic.
Linda has spearheaded our efforts to help food businesses achieve their growth ambitions through expert advice and innovative strategies. She has played a pivotal role in securing significant food and drink contracts from public sector partners and developed high performing teams with a passion for change.
During this period BIC has achieved remarkable milestones. Our turnover has grown by an outstanding 112%, and profits have grown in line with this increase in turnover. In this period our staff numbers have more than doubled, expanding from 20 to 44 employees.
Chris Price-Jones, Chairman of BIC Innovation commented: “Linda is a good friend and colleague of many years, and since joining the board has made significant impacts to the direction and success of the business. All of us on the board feel that this recognition is well deserved.”
Linda brings to the table a wealth of experience, having obtained a degree in Business Administration and being a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. With over 20 years of business-to-business and marketing expertise, Linda is a strategic leader who consistently delivers outstanding results.
Since joining BIC in 2012, Linda has led numerous public sector programs and private sector consultancy projects. In addition to her leadership responsibilities for strategic growth, HR, and operations, Linda manages initiatives that support the Food and Drink Sector in Wales.
The IoD Director of the Year Awards 2023 seek to reward the successes of directors representing a wide spectrum of businesses, organisations and sectors the length and breadth of Wales. The Director of the Year Awards celebrate and publicly acknowledge the high standards in leadership and business which we have here in Wales.
The team at BIC Innovation extend our warmest congratulations to Linda Grant for this outstanding achievement. Her remarkable accomplishments and well-deserved recognition serve as a testament to her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment. We look forward to our future success through her continued guidance and leadership.