Larkfleet Group CEO Karl Hick has been named winner of the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the 2015 Global Business Excellence Awards.
The high profile award attracts a wide range of entries from organisations across the world ranging from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative small businesses.
“The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly outstanding at what they do and Karl Hick has proved this by winning a Global Business Excellence Award,” said Samuel Horscraft of the awards team.
Larkfleet Group – based in Bourne, Lincolnshire – has grown into a highly successful group of businesses under Karl’s leadership, all sharing a common philosophy of sustainable development.
He started Larkfleet with a staff of three in 1998 and has grown the company into an award-winning housebuilder and community developer, a major developer of sustainable energy projects and provider of energy-efficiency improvements for new and existing buildings.
An independent panel of expert judges selects winners for the Global Business Excellence Awards according to strict criteria for each category and sector, focussing on financial results, innovation, customer, employee, investor and community benefits.
Samuel added: “Karl Hick has excelled in creating a highly successful group of house-building and development companies. He has kept one step ahead of the competition and downturns in the market by diversifying into sustainable energy and focused R&D projects.
“From operating regionally, the Larkfleet Group now has a national footprint with projects from Cornwall to Scotland.
“We congratulate Karl for achieving strong and consistent growth despite volatility in the housing sector, while at the same time building a responsible business that invests in the community by supporting charities and education.”
Karl commented: “I am extremely proud of my achievements with Larkfleet Group and it is a great honour to be recognised in these awards. I plan to channel my expertise and enthusiasm so that the company continues to grow, consistently increasing its geographical reach, its client base and its investment and expertise in sustainable technologies within a variety of markets.”