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IoD DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

By Alba News

Neil McKenzie, Director at Alba Power is delighted to be shortlisted for Director of the Year 2016 – those who stood out from a strong field of nominations across all sectors to make it to the finals.

Scotland’s top crop of directors have been shortlisted for the Director of the Year Awards, celebrating individuals’ business achievements in 2016.

A record number of nominations have been received for this year’s awards, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow on Thursday 23 March 2017.

Announced today, a shortlist of 41 Scottish business leaders will go through to the final stages, competing for awards across nine key director categories and six regional categories.

The Awards reflect the diversity of business life in Scotland, with categories for big business, SMEs, charities and the public sector and applaud those individuals whose creativity, leadership or innovative business practices have led to success for their organisation and the communities they serve.

David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors in Scotland, commented: “With a 25% boost in the number of entries this year, it’s pleasing to see so many businesses recognising good leadership, and thriving across a diverse range of industries and sectors.

 “It is hugely important for Scotland, and its economy and people, that we have effective and dynamic leadership at the very top of our businesses and organisations particularly at the moment, when strong leadership can remain a constant driver of performance amid overwhelming change inflicted by external forces.”

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EXPORT IS THE KEY TO ALBA’S GROWTH

By Alba News

Alba Power were very pleased to take part in an advertisement for Scottish Enterprise which featured in the Press & Journal on 16th January 2017.

Alba Power talked about their significant growth over the past few years and how exports have played a large part in this.

exportAround 70% of Alba Power’s business is now overseas and as well as workshops in Aberdeenshire, Alba Power has a base in Houston, Texas and a growing business providing field service engineers around the world.We are particularly proud of our field service policy that aims to get an engineer on site anywhere in the world within 24 hours of a call out.

Neil McKenzie, Director at Alba Power commented “Wherever our customers are based, we treat them the same. Our sales director Campbell Archibald travels the world, keeping in touch with existing customers and developing the relationships. We believe these face-to-face meetings are vital”.

Alba has a culture that encourages problem solving, long-term constructive customer relationships and fast response, with an emphasis on customer support.

Neil also paid tribute to the assistance the company receives from Scottish Enterprise in helping it to grow and expand into different parts of the world.