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Cammell Laird CEO salutes workforce as named Businessperson of the Year

posted on June 14, 2013 categories Corporate News

Cammell Laird chief executive John Syvret has praised the workforce and management at the company after being crowned Businessperson of the Year at the Liverpool Post Regional Business Awards.

Mr Syvret accepted the award to a standing ovation of more than 800 people at Liverpool’s St George’s Hall after Cammell Laird recorded its most successful year of trading in a decade.

Presenting Mr Syvret with his award, DLA Piper’s office managing partner in Liverpool Philip Rooney said:

“Shiprepair activities have gone from strength to strength and it was a matter of great pride for our winner when shipbuilding returned to the shipyard in 2012. With annual turnover of over £100m, compared to £9 million in 2002, the financial performance of the business is strong, providing a solid foundation for the future. But that is not an end of the matter, our winner has ensured that the business has diversified, taking advantage of the expanding areas of offshore wind and nuclear to complement its more traditional activities.”

Mr Syvret told the audience without the hard work and dedication of everyone in the business, the company would not have enjoyed the phenomenal growth it has over the last 10 years.

“Cammell Laird is evolving and growing every year,” he said. “It is able to achieve that because of the skills and attitude of the workforce and management.

“Without their willingness to adapt and grow with the business, winning this award would not be possible so I would like to thank them all.”

A total of 11 awards were handed out at the ceremony. The black-tie event was hosted by former BBC broadcaster Peter Sissons. The keynote speech was given by internet entrepreneur Julie Meyer.