Top award for Westhoughton builder’s rising star

Kingsley Thornton

Kingsley Thornton

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , business editor

A RISING star at a Westhoughton building contractor has been crowned one of the UK’s top 10 new generation business leaders in a prestigious national award scheme.

Kingsley Thornton, aged 33, operational support director at Forrest, has received the Business in the Communities (BITC) Sieff Award for future leaders in the North West.

Sponsored by Marks and Spencer, the Sieff Award recognises individuals who are driving sustainable practices and transforming the way people do business in years to come.

Mr Thornton leads staff across a range of business functions, including compliance, learning and development and IT and after-services.

He was commended by the judges for introducing best practice initiatives that support innovation and sustainable business growth, while also maintaining a high level customer satisfaction and continued community investment.

Forrest chief executive Lee McCarren said: “Since joining Forrest four years ago, Kingsley has proved himself to be a top talent, delivering excellent results for the company, our clients and their customers. His rapid progression to operational support director at the age of 30 is evidence of his genuine ability, and it’s fantastic to see his hard work recognised.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree