As featured in Runcorn Weekly News 2015
The boss of a chemical distribution firm based in Runcorn has been named the North West’s Global Director Of The Year at an awards bash held by the Institute Of Directors (IOD).
Mottie Kessler, chairman and chief executive of 2M Holdings was presented with the gong by Paul Stowers, of UK Trade And Industry, and Colin Murray, sport broadcaster, at Manchester’s Midlands Hotel.
Mr Kessler founded the international branded chemical distribution company, based on Tudor Road, in 2004, and has been at the centre of building a portfolio of five branded firms across seven international locations and exporting to 65 countries.
He will now proceed to the national IOD contest to be held in London later this year.
More than 250 businesspeople from the North West gathered at the event, with a total of 13 awards presented on the night across a range of categories to highlight the strength of the region’s science, technology, media and infrastructure sectors.
Mike Perls, IOD North West chairman, said: “This year’s winners reflect the strength of the North West’s key industries including science, technology, telecoms and infrastructure as well as the fast-growing content community.
“They have all proven themselves to be innovative directors who are the driving force behind their organisations and their inspirational success stories under-line the positive impact that business leaders have on the region’s economy.”