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Hadley Group MD and LEP Chair crowned Ambassador of the Year

The MD of Europe’s largest independent cold rollforming manufacturer has received recognition for his outstanding contribution to the business sector and West Midlands’ economy.

Stewart Towe CBE, MD of Hadley Group, was awarded the coveted title of Ambassador of the Year at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

The awards run by seek to recognise excellence, entrepreneurship, growth and enterprise amongst the region’s businesses. The highlight of the evening is the Ambassador of the Year award which is presented to an individual who the judges believe has done the most to promote the region over the last 12 months, helping to increase its attractiveness as a place from which to do business.

As well as steering the helm of Hadley Group, a major employer in the region and manufacturer of cold rolled sections and allied products, Stewart is a passionate advocate of manufacturing, business, corporate responsibility and young people in the West Midlands and beyond. He actively participates and voices the needs of the sector via forums such as the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Chamber of Commerce Platinum Group.

Speaking about receiving the award, Stewart Towe said: "I am honoured to have been chosen as the 2015 Ambassador of the Year. I am proud to have been born and bred in the Black Country and am always keen to use my position to help the region and its community to thrive.

"Traditionally, the West Midlands was a hive of manufacturing activity, but it fell quiet for too long. I am delighted to be working with other entrepreneurs through organisations such as the Black Country LEP to be helping to drive its revival as an economic powerhouse.”

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