David Hamer CEODavid Hamer, Chief Executive Officer of Pakawaste Ltd, market leader in the field of waste handling equipment, 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; taking the helm in November 2007 as the Managing Director. David 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.

David has helped build Pakawaste’s unrivalled reputation for customer focused service, acquiring many high profile accounts during his leadership.

CEO Awards 2014Following the retirement of Pakawaste 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.

David commented, “I’m very proud to receive this award which couldn’t have been achieved without the dedication of the whole Pakawaste team. We still have many great challenges ahead and aim to continue to build on recent improvements in operational performance and to improve the business’ return on capital. A big thank you to Finance Monthly and all the readers who took the time to vote for me.”