Heald’s Managing Director nominated for two awards
Debbie Heald, the part owner of security manufacturer, Heald Ltd has been nominated for two Northern Power Women awards.
Based in Hornsea, Heald Ltd design, manufacture and install vehicle mitigation systems that are distributed worldwide. Its products include bollards, roadblockers and barriers that aim to prevent criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as government buildings, airports and shopping centres.
Managing Director, Debbie Heald purchased a 50% share in the business in 1994 and since then the company has experienced significant growth; employing 38 people from the local area and expanding export opportunities.
The Northern Power Women Awards seek to encourage gender diversity in the North of England and increase opportunities for women in business. The awards, which will take place on 3rd March 2016 in Deansgate, Manchester, recognise positive role models who actively demonstrate their interest in transforming business culture.
Debbie has a keen interest in supporting women in STEM careers and hopes to use her position in the security industry to inspire others. She has been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ and ‘Small Business’ categories.
Judges of the awards include a number of leading business figures; Ali Gayward, UK Commercial Manager of EasyJet, Former Business Minister Jo Swinson, Carl Wood, Managing Director of Trinity Mirror and Damian Walters, Regional Director of CBI.
“These awards top off an amazing 2015. It is an honour to be recognised in such outstanding categories and in particular for awards that are instrumental in championing the impact female business owners have on the economy.”