The Chief Executive of a Swanley business has been awarded a top accolade in the Institute of Directors (IoD) London and the South Director of the Year Awards, supported by headline sponsor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
David Byk, CEO of Swan Mill Paper Company, was named Director of the Year of a Company with a turnover of £10m-£59.99m.
Swan Mill Paper Company Limited is a market leader in the disposable tableware industry and manufactures products for the catering and retail sectors plus offers a design led range of wrapping paper, gift packaging, party products, Christmas crackers and decorations.
David Byk said: “It is a huge compliment for myself and everyone at Swan Mill to have won this award from such a prestigious business organisation.
“It is a validation of all the hard work, endeavours, entrepreneurialism and progress that we have made over the last few years in tough economic times and it is made even more meaningful in light of the strong competition for this award.
“My team is also incredibly pleased and all of us are fully motivated to continue taking the business forward.”
“Our winners represent the very best attributes of the region’s business community,” said Rodger Broad, Director of the IoD South. “They are driven, successful and an example to all who seek to succeed in commerce.
“Given the record number of nominations we received this year, to win through is a tremendous achievement for David, and reflects well on him, his company and his staff.”
David now goes on to the shortlist for the UK Director of the Year Awards that take place in the autumn
Photo Caption: David Byk, second left, receives his award from (l-r) event host Polly Whitehouse of Channel 5 News, John Minards, South East Regional Leader of headline sponsors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and guest speaker, the journalist and author Eve Pollard