MD Joyce wins top award at National Leadership Awards

Date published: 21/06/2016

Ty-Mawr's MD, Joyce Morgan-Gervis, has been recognised for showcasing extraordinary leadership by winning a high profile Leadership award, sponsored by the CIPD, at this year’s Leading Wales Awards, in association with Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Joyce was praised by judges as an “incredible example of talent and leadership that has made a real contribution to the Welsh economy.”

Aileen Richards, non-executive director of the Welsh Rugby Union, was the guest speaker at the Leadership awards ceremony, which took place at the Cardiff Hilton on June 14th. Having recently retired from Mars Incorporated during which she worked in leadership positions across the UK, Belgium and the USA, she is now keen to utilise her leadership experience within her home country of Wales.

Chair of the Leading Wales Awards Consortium, Barbara Chidgey said; “The challenge is identifying and recognising authentic, transformational and effective leadership since the way in which individuals lead is in itself diverse. However, our inspirational finalists and winners have some very important factors in common: they are passionate about their cause, business or organisation; their energy and effort is directed at making that vision of their cause a reality and they really care about the people with whom and for whom they work; they have integrity and they are authentic. We offer every winner and finalist this year our sincere congratulations.”

A montage of the Leading Wales Awards

Joyce commented: “I accepted this Leader for the Future award on behalf of the whole team at Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. My husband, Nigel (co-founder and Technical Director), and I have worked hard for over 20 years to help to move the green agenda forward in Wales and indeed the UK, and all at Ty-Mawr play and have played an important part in our growth and success. I feel proud however to have my skills and particular contribution to the business recognised with this award. Nigel and I both feel privileged to be in a position of leading a business that has made a significant contribution to the green building sector, and at a time when Wales itself is leading the world in developing a Green Nation!” 

Joyce added: “Green runs through our blood, from the products we make, to the way we heat our buildings, to the packaging we buy, the food we eat, to how we recycle. It all matters, it all contributes in a small way to a better world, and to me personally the most satisfying aspect of running Ty-Mawr Lime is demonstrating that it is possible to run a profitable business whilst caring for the environment and operating ethically.” 

Joyce concluded: “I like to think we are doing for building products what Rachel’s Organics did for food, what Howies did for organic clothing, what Riversimple is doing for green transport – small Welsh businesses are showing innovation and leading us all towards a greener future!”

Siân Rees, Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise, at Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and main sponsor of the Leading Wales Awards, added: “The diversity of the awards is such a credit to what Wales has to offer. Every year we are enthused by the incredible examples of inspirational leadership and leaders that exist and make a real contribution to our economy. The stories the individuals have to tell exemplify that leadership is the absolutely essential factor in making a real difference.”

Ashden AwardsThe Leading Wales Award came in a week when Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd had also been named as the only Highly-Commended Runner-Up in the internationally-renowned Ashden Awards at a prestigious event held at The Royal Geographical Society in London. Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure for excellence in the field of green energy.

Business Support at Ty-Mawr, Steve Maggs, added: “It’s been quite a week! It was a privilege to represent Ty-Mawr at the Ashden Awards and to be acknowledged as a business that is at the arrow-tip of sustainable development, and The Leading Wales Award was the icing on the cake! The only time ‘Success’ comes before ‘Work’ is in a dictionary, and these awards are a reflection of the vision, direction and sheer hard work of Nigel and Joyce, and the teams that they lead.”

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