Malcolm Prentice, group chief executive and managing director of engineering solutions provider Garrandale Limited, has been named Director of the Year in the small and medium company category at The Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year Awards.
Malcolm became chief executive of Garrandale in January 2010 and under his leadership, the company has won major rail depot specialist equipment contracts.
Garrandale is currently responsible for the maintenance and repair of carriage wash systems, fuelling stations, controlled-emission toilet systems, depot protection and lubricating systems for rolling stock at 62 locations across the UK and now in Ireland.
Malcolm has also ensured that Garrandale prioritises environmental management, ensuring that the company is effectively managed to become more energy efficient and, as a result, have a lesser impact on the environment.
Malcolm commented: “I must thank the IOD for the honouring me and, therefore, Garrandale Limited in this way. This coveted award will certainly give welcome recognition our vision and success as a forward thinking and market leading company in the East Midlands.
“This is a massive acknowledgement for Garrandale, I and my team, as this is the first time in the history of the Institute of Directors (IoD) East Midlands Director of the Year Awards that a Derbyshire company has secured this landmark achievement.”
The award was presented during the IoD’s annual lunch attended by more than 100 people at the Nottingham Conference Centre on Tuesday, April 15, and hosted by BBC East Midlands Today presenter Dominic Heale. The category winners will go on to the IoD’s UK Director of the Year finals in October.