Andrew Scott, managing director of the Ascot Group – which includes Purplex Marketing and Insight Data – recently won the Corporate Social Responsibility award at the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Award, and was nominated Director of the Year.
The Awards celebrate the UK’s most successful and pioneering directors and IoD director general Stephen Martin attended the Awards to meet the winners.
He said: “The UK faces many challenges ahead and I’m delighted we’ve got such a strong group of directors leading the way. Congratulations to all of the winners, as they have demonstrated market leading businesses.”
Companies from sectors as diverse as tax, product design, defence and recycling were competing across the five categories on the night.
Judges said that Andrew won the corporate social responsibility award due to his standout commitment to developing his staff and long-standing work to support local communities.
“Yes, business is about revenue and profits, but a sustainable business is also about re-investing in your people and the community you serve,” Andrew said. “This is now part of our culture and central to our future growth plans. We set out to be a world-class company and our continued growth reflects this.”