XenoGesis Founder and CEO, Richard Weaver, has been named East Midlands Director of the Year at the Institute of Directors East Midlands Awards 2019, in the SME business (Small) category.
Held at Winstanley House, Leicestershire, the IoD awards celebrated the most dynamic and inspiring directors in the region.
Forty-six of the region’s successful, established and emerging directors and business leaders were finalists in the awards. Richard was crowned winner of the small business category, sponsored by Belvoir HR.
Commenting on the wining the East Midlands Director of the Year award, Richard said: “I feel delighted and honoured to have been awarded the Director of the Year accolade, and feel particularly proud to be recognised as a business owner in today’s tough climate.
“My motto, which is cascaded throughout the team at XenoGesis, is “every day is a school day,” and the commitment and dedication of our staff has enabled us to innovate and grow.
“From the very beginning, I have strived to create an open and honest culture at XenoGesis, and I am passionate about driving the business forward, not only in terms of growth and profitability but also by providing training opportunities for the next generation of scientists.
“I am looking forward to building on our current growth and XenoGesis’ reputation for providing world-class and scientifically influential DMPK.”
Richard will now go forward to the IoD’s national finals in London on 18 October 2019.