Debbie Heald named among the best

Debbie Heald named among the best

Debbie Heald, the part owner of security manufacturer Heald Ltd, has been nominated for two Northern Power Women awards.

The Hornsea-based company specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of vehicle mitigation systems that are distributed worldwide.

Managing director Debbie Heald purchased a 50% share in the business in 1994 and the company has since experienced significant growth; employing 38 people from the local area and exporting across the globe.

The Northern Power Women Awards seek to encourage gender diversity in the North of England and increase opportunities for women in business. The awards, which will take place on 3 March 2016 in Deansgate, Manchester, recognise positive role models who actively demonstrate their interest in transforming business culture.

Heald has a keen interest in supporting women in STEM careers and hopes to use her position in the security industry to inspire others. She has been nominated in both the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ and ‘Small Business’ categories.

Judges of the awards include a number of leading business figures such as Ali Gayward, UK commercial manager of EasyJet, former business minister Jo Swinson and Damian Walters, regional director of CBI.

Heald said: These awards top off an amazing 2015. It is an honour to be recognised in such outstanding categories and in particular for awards that are instrumental in championing the impact female business owners have on the economy.”