Last month, Easy Internet founder and director Mark Esho won the East Midlands Institute of Directors (Iod) award for Inclusivity.
These prestigious awards recognise established and emerging directors across the region. There were 46 finalists and 12 categories, with each including a highly commended award and an overall winner.
Mark was previously awarded a highly commended award by the IoD in 2016 for the Small Business category. To return this year and take the main award for Inclusivity marks a real milestone and the entire Easy Internet team is so happy for him.
The award recognises Easy Internet’s commitment to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. As a Disability Confident partner, Easy Internet seeks to remove the barriers disabled people may have in finding and retaining employment. The company also promotes flexible hours and home working to allow employees to work around their commitments.
The elegant award ceremony was held at Winstanley House in Leicester was hosted by BBC East Midlands presenter Anne Davies. It was attended by over 150 guests and many of the most dynamic and exciting businesses in the region were represented. Ms Davies interviewed each of the finalists as they received their awards, and Mark used his opportunity to talk about the importance of giving back.
Following success at the regional, East Midlands awards, Mark will now be a finalist for the national event at the finals in London, on the 18th of October. The award ceremony for the national competition will be hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and will take place at The Brewery in the heart of London.
Mark will be facing stiff competition from other regional winners at the national awards, but we’ll be cheering him on and can’t wait to see how he does.