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Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Managing Director

15th September 2009


Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Managing Director

James Ward, Managing Director of Southampton based Marine Resources Recruitment Ltd, was this week presented with the coveted Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by Boating Business and the Marine Trades Association at the Southampton Boat Show.

James, 29, founded Marine Resources in 2003 and has maintained the company as the industry leader in specialist marine recruitment services ever since, achieving rapid growth year on year.

The award comes as recognition for his quick implementation of innovative ideas and creation of unique partnerships. One such idea was the development of the Staff Direct service, a simple and affordable online job advertising package to encourage employers to continue recruiting throughout the recent economic downturn.

On receiving the award, James said “I feel extremely proud. It’s been an incredibly busy year but this has made it all worthwhile.”

James has been sailing competitively since he was nine years old and has enjoyed great success, winning two world championships and three national titles as well as coaching at national level.

To hear James being recognised for his award on The South UK’s most popular radio station Wave 105  Click Here