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The Institute of Directors North West Award
More than 700 of the North West's business elite gathered together at the IoD North West Director of the Year Awards where Dr Simon Carrington of Farfield Scientific Ltd. won the coveted Institute of Directors title "International Business Director of the Year". Simon's award was presented by Clive Drinkwater, Director of UKTI.
Sir Trevor McDonald OBE hosted the awards at the City of Manchester Stadium. Speeches were also given by Miles Templeman, Director General of the IoD and Brian Colquhoun, Regional Director of Yorkshire Bank.
The ceremony recognised the most dynamic individuals who have used their expertise and experience to develop their company, community and industry. Finalists were narrowed down from a record 180 nominations. Laura Wolfe, North West Regional Director for the IoD, commented: "We have received a phenomenally large number of nominations this year and the caliber across the North West has been exceptionally high. This year's number of nominations was the largest we have ever had and every individual was of an exceptionally high standard. The winners and finalists are all well deserved".
Farfield's, CEO Gerry Ronan commented, "We are absolutely delighted for Simon to have been singled out in such a prestigious manner. Simon has championed our expansion abroad and it is immensely gratifying to see his achievements acknowledged by the Institute of Directors. The fact that Simon was selected from such an outstanding collection of nominees is truly noteworthy and we at Farfield are rightly very proud of his achievement."
About Farfield Scientific Ltd.
Farfield Scientific is an innovator and global supplier of new analytical instruments that address the emerging and evolving measurement demands of the Surface Science, Nanotechnology and Biophysics communities. These communities provide the most demanding measurement challenges facing research over the next decade.
In Surface Science and Nanotechnology, Farfield develops and markets metrology solutions to the physical scientist, providing unique insights into the structural and functional behaviour of biomolecules, polymers and fine chemicals on a range of surfaces relevant to FMCG industries. Applications also include detailed characterisation of the molecular behaviour of biofilms and biocompatible surfaces, at market-leading levels of sensitivity and resolution.
In Biophysics, Farfield’s proprietary technology is the first that is capable of revealing the intimate and complex, relationship between structural change and function in biological molecules in real time, again at market-leading levels of sensitivity and resolution. Application areas include biophysical characterisation, structural and functional proteomics, biomolecular interaction studies, drug discovery, diagnostic development and biopharmaceutical analysis.
Since being founded in 1997, Farfield’s philosophy of innovation and analytical excellence has created a portfolio of scientific instruments based on quantifiable measurement and rigorous verification rooted in a thorough understanding of the principles of scientific measurement. This philosophy has won Farfield many international awards and support throughout the global research community. Farfield are committed to pursuing the ultimate in measurement at a sub-atomic scale, illuminating the molecular world.
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