Electrocomponents has won ‘company of the year’ at the plc awards 2021. The awards recognise the successes and achievements of all companies listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
Electrocomponents was selected as ‘company of the year’ from a shortlist of public companies which also included Ashstead Group plc, Clipper Logistics plc, Morgan Sindall Group plc, Oxford Biomedica plc, and Watches of Switzerland Group plc.
The judges said that Electrocomponents clearly demonstrated the award criteria of long-term success with improved, sustainable profitability, and a professionally managed, conservatively run growth business with a long-term vision and strategy in place together with leadership in terms of environmental, social and governance guidelines.
Electrocomponents showed resilience and strength during the period, increased market share and widened its customer base.
The Group has been on a journey to make the business more agile with greater financial discipline and stronger growth, which led to its promotion to the FTSE 100 in November 2021.
The judges recognised the Group’s efforts in building sustainable and efficient supply chain solutions through its strong engagement with all stakeholders.
They also highlighted the company’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, as well as noting its strategic vision which supports the longevity and sustainability of the business.
Lindsley Ruth, CEO Electrocomponents, commented: “It’s a great honour to receive this award, which could not have been achieved without the dedication of all of our people right across the business. Over this year we have proven that challenges can be opportunities and have grown our market share and widened our customer base. We’re committed to being a strong and sustainable business and bringing our people, customers, suppliers and communities together to accelerate our positive impact.”
First among equals: l to r;Louise Minchin (awards presenter), Tom Hinton, Head of Digital Platforms and Issuer Services, London Stock Exchange plc; Richard Crawley, Head of Investment Banking, Liberum; Lindsley Ruth, Chief Executive Officer, Electrocomponents plc; Jo Gilbey, Head of Public Markets, BDO LLP; Becci McKinley-Rowe, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Fundamental Equities, BlackRock.