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A big congratulations to David Hamer – winner of Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2014

Posted on: July 2014

Congratulations to David Hamer, Chief Executive Officer of Pakawaste Ltd, who has been announced as the winner of this year’s Finance Monthly CEO Awards.

The award is open to CEOs from around the globe with eligibility determined by Finance Monthly, based on the CEO’s achievements. Achievements can include growth in revenues and/or profits, successful turnaround, doing well in difficult economic or industry times, expansion into new markets, leading market share, successful merger and acquisition, new products/services, new business model, and business strategy.

David had stiff competition for the hotly contested award, which sees all nominations undergo a thorough validation process. The process incorporates sales figures, business/investment analyst ratings, competitive benchmarking and industry/market impact (as expressed by global media).

The final part of the process allows Finance Monthly readers to vote and give reasons for their vote, providing valuable insights into what key factors drive the success of the nominees. The input is then statistically analysed, taking into consideration the listed achievements and the number of votes. Between January and March 2014 a total number of 10,683 votes were registered, with David becoming the well-deserved winner.

David joined Pakawaste in June 2006 as the Sales & Marketing Director and has been instrumental in Pakawaste’s growth, playing a key part in raising Pakawaste’s profile across many market sectors and in the subsequent revenue growth. David’s implementation of many cost saving and profile raising initiatives, including the outsourcing of its marketing management to Piranha Advertising & Marketing, has served to reinforce Pakawaste’s image as a trusted and reputable brand within the waste management industry. Taking the helm in November 2007 as the Managing Director, David has ensured Pakawaste maintained its position as UK market leader, and was responsible for developing other key markets, raising Pakawaste’s profile across many market sectors and the subsequent revenue growth.

Following the retirement of Pakawaste’s founder and group chairman, John Hunt, in July 2013, David acquired the business along with American investors and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer. David has kept the group focused on its key objectives, growth and developing the core business, whilst expanding the rental and service offering and maintaining manufacturing in Preston UK. The Group also continues to grow its overseas market and has recently opened new agents in India and the Middle East.

Don Fryer of Piranha commented, “It is great to have been a small part of David’s journey at Pakawaste and see his achievements acknowledged with this award. Coming from a Sales & Marketing background David has an innate understanding of the marketing principles and how we can best support his business objectives. It has always been a great pleasure working with David, supporting the business and watching as Pakawaste goes from strength to strength.”