Telford businessman honoured in national awards
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Less than five years after setting up a company with one phone and a desk, Shropshire businessman Jeff Lawrence has been hailed a ‘hero of enterprise’ at an awards ceremony in London.
The managing director of Telford recruitment firm TRS Personnel was recognised as a business hero at a national awards ceremony celebrating the UK’s top entrepreneurs. Jeff Lawrence received a special commendation at the Growing Business Awards, presented by BBC business correspondent Declan Curry.
TRS Personnel works with more than 600 companies across the Midlands and has found employment opportunities for thousands of people since it launched in 2006.
Mr Lawrence said was “delighted and humbled” to receive the commendation in the Local Hero of Enteprise category.
Broadcaster Declan Curry said: “This is a small business, rooted in its community, and led by an entrepreneur with an innate desire to give back.”
The nomination from branch manager Steve Wood said that Mr Lawrence had guided his team through “thick and thin” to develop a business which was creating wealth and sustainable employment in the region.