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Director of the Year for Innovation

Managing Director of Minster, Bruce Spencer-Knott has been named Director of the Year 2019 for Innovation at this year’s Institute of Directors East Midlands awards ceremony.

The East Midlands IoD Director of the Year Awards is a celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement across Greater Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The event aims to raise awareness of the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and to economic prosperity.

Director of the Year Awards 2019 WINNER

The award was in recognition of Bruce’s leadership of Minster, which, over 20 years, has been leading the industry in green and smart technologies and innovations. Our construction and design process incorporates waste reduction strategies and recycling technology at every stage to help make road surfacing smarter, cleaner and greener.

After winning the award at the regional level, Bruce will now go through to the national finals on 18th October.

Minster’s Managing Director, Bruce Spencer-Knott, said:

“I’m absolutely delighted to have won this award, it’s been a fantastic day and I’d like to thank the judges and everybody at the Institute of Directors. Although it’s my name on the trophy, this is a big achievement for our whole team. We work hard at Minster to carry out our work in a safe and environmentally friendly way so I’m honoured to receive this award in recognition of our efforts. Attending this event also reminds you of just how much talent and creativity there is in the East Midlands with so many other excellent companies and inspiring leaders in the room. This year, Minster turns 20 and it’s shaping up to be another great year for the business as work on some of our biggest projects yet. We have lots of exciting plans for the coming months and I couldn’t be happier with this award.”

Bruce Spencer-Knott, MD
Bruce Spencer-Knott IOD East Midlands Director of the Year for Innovation

Hosted by BBC East Midlands Today presenter, Anne Davies at Winstanley House, Leicester, the Institute of Directors East Midlands award ceremony celebrates businesses and business leaders from across the region. The innovation category recognises business leaders who demonstrate outstanding commitment to creativity and new ways of working. 

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director commented:

“In a fast-paced and challenging business world it is great to see the effectiveness and entrepreneurial qualities of directors in the East Midlands. We have so many great businesses being run by excellent directors.”

Ron Lynch, IoD East Midlands Regional Director
IoD Director of the Year Awards finalist

Minster works nationwide for clients including local authorities, major developers and contractors and we’re committed to making road surfacing safer, cleaner and greener by using the latest technology to reduce waste, improve efficiency and recycling.

As well as continuing to invest in new technology to improve efficiency and safety, we’re also developing a new system which we hopes will enable us to produce roads that are made from 90% recycled material. Currently, we routinely produce roads that are around 50% recycled but aims to have this new system in-use in the next year.

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