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Heald Ltd granted ‘Made in Britain’ marque and md Debbie Heald nominated for two awards

Security products manufacturer Heald Ltd has been granted use of the ‘Made in Britain’ marque for its solutions offering.

The company designs, manufactures and installs bollards, roadblockers and barriers from its Hornsea base with the aim of preventing aggressive criminal organisations from carrying out targeted attacks on high profile sites such as Government buildings, airports and shopping centres.

The ‘Made in Britain’ marque will enable consumers to distinguish between Heald’s British-made products and other goods manufactured abroad. The logo appears on thousands of products worldwide, supporting and promoting the manufacturing skills that exist in Britain today.

Debbie Heald – part owner and managing director of Heald – told Risk UK: “I’m delighted that Heald has been accepted for the ‘Made in Britain’ initiative. We’re firmly committed to the development of manufacturing in Britain. The ‘Made in Britain’ marque will instil customer confidence, underlining the company’s high quality products and knowledge of manufacturing processes.”

Research has found that an increasing number of consumers are keen to purchase goods that they know for certain have been made in Britain, but are unable to recognise the origin of the products that they buy.

Directors of the ‘Made in Britain’ initiative include leading business figure James Bradshaw, who’s commitment to buying only British-made goods for a year attracted considerable news coverage, Kate Hills (founder of the website Make it British) and Antony Wallis of Best of Britannia.

Northern Power Women Awards

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 3 March 2016 in Deansgate, Manchester, recognise positive role models who actively demonstrate their interest in transforming business culture.

Debbie Heald has been nominated for two of this year’s awards.

Heald 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 for 2016.

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 at the Trinity Mirror Group) and Damian Walters, regional director at the CBI.

“These awards top off an amazing 2015,” enthused Debbie Heald. “It’s an honour to be recognised in what are such outstanding categories, and in particular for awards that are instrumental in championing the impact female business owners have on the economy.”


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Heald Ltd director Debbie Heald nominated for three Women in Business Awards

Heald Ltd company director Debbie Heald has been nominated in three categories of the prestigious 2015 Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards. Heald has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire and North East region in the categories of International Business of the Year, SME Business of the Year and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Business of the Year.

Sponsored by HSBC, The Women in Business Awards are regarded as the premier forum for recognising and rewarding talented businesswomen across the UK.

Commenting on the news, Debbie Heald told Risk UK: “I’m delighted and proud that our work has been recognised in this way. This isn’t just about me. It’s a reflection of the hard work and innovation of everybody at Heald.”

Debbie Heald pictured with co-director and partner Rod Heald

Debbie Heald pictured with co-director and partner Rod Heald

East Yorkshire-based Heald Ltd has been providing some of the world’s most high profile sites with advanced protection against hostile vehicle attacks since 1986. The Hornsea company is an innovator in the field of perimeter security technology. Its bollards, roadblockers and barriers have boosted the field of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM).

Forward Ladies managing director Griselda Togobo, who announced the four regional shortlists, said she expected one of the most closely run finals in the event’s six-year history.

“The calibre of entries has been increasing year-on-year,” explained Togobo, “but this year we have a number of outstanding entries. Women of all ages, from all professions and all walks of life have applied.”

Competing in the national awards

The Yorkshire and North East winners will be announced at a regional awards ceremony to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle on 29 September.

The regional winners will then go on to compete in the national awards which will be announced at a glittering final on 20 November at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

Karen Boswell, managing director of Hitachi Rail and chair of the 2015 Judging Panel, added: “The standard of entries for this year’s Women in Business Awards was outstanding. That made selecting the shortlist extremely difficult. This is testament to the high quality of our female business leaders across the regions who are helping the economy grow.”

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