Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Peter takes the top award



A commercial director has received a prestigious award for his contribution to the Telford business community.

Peter Ralten, of Reflex Flexible Packaging in Telford, has been named as this year's top Telford Young Professional and received the award at the quarterly breakfast meeting of Telford Business Partnership.

"I just can't believe that I've won the award, it's a real shock," said Peter. "To be shortlisted as a finalist was great news in itself, but to actually be chosen as the winner is amazing."

TBP outgoing chairman, Graham Davies, who is our senior partner, said Peter's efforts had been recognised thanks to the commitment and dedication he had shown.

"We're very proud of the young professionals in Telford and Shropshire, and their success shows there is a strong future for business in the local area. Peter is an excellent ambassador for the business community and it's clear there are exciting times ahead."

The Telford Young Professional award was open to anyone aged between 18 and 35 who was either an employee of a local company or self-employed in the Telford area.

Telford Business Partnership established the Telford Young Professionals organisation in 2006 to represent employees and business owners under 35 years old in Telford and Shropshire. The group provides its members with the opportunity to network, create business relationships and develop professional skills. Find out more at www.telfordbusiness.org 

Pic: Peter Ralten receives his award from Geoff Parkes, Shropshire Star business editor Thom Kennedy and Kathryn Holloway from Promofix