Tim Rix Named Director of the Year at Prestigious Yorkshire Business Awards
Tim Rix, managing director of J.R. Rix & Sons, has been named as director of the year in the £100m-plus turnover category of the Insider Media Yorkshire Business Leaders awards.
The judges praised Tim for his accomplishments as an experienced industrialist and leader of the fifth generation, family-owned business.
They also made reference to his well-known commitment to the Humber region, where his company has operated for more than 140 years, in roles such as vice-chair of the Humber LEP, chair of the City of Hull Leadership Board, chair of the Regional Growth Fund, and key-member of the Humber-wide Energy Board.
Tim said he was delighted to have been recognised at the prestigious ceremony, alongside many other worthy winners.
He said: “Although winning awards is not something I am motivated by, it is great to be recognised by my peers in the business community not just in East Yorkshire, but further afield in the county.
“J.R. Rix & Sons has been operating successfully for nearly 150 years so there is a long heritage that comes with that. There is a huge responsibility to respect the heritage but at the same time, to move the company forward, and that is what I have tried to do throughout my career.
“Like all companies, however, we do not operate in a vacuum. We have to have a good environment to operate in to be successful. By being positively engaged with that, by being involved with the various bodies and organisations that promote growth in the Humber region, our business is more successful and the area is more successful. Hopefully, over time, everyone feels the benefit of that.”