Double Awards success for Sheffield Forgemasters’ CEO

Published: 26 May 2022

CEO David Bond has picked up two awards at a glittering Northern Leadership Awards ceremony in Leeds, hosted by

David was awarded Transformational Leader of the year and in a double celebration, took the overall honour of Northern Leader for his work in moving Sheffield Forgemasters from employee-shares ownership into ownership of the Ministry of Defence – securing £400 million of investment into the Sheffield City Region.

David said: “Sheffield Forgemasters is a venerable company that has been around for hundreds of years. We try to make sure our investments go to local companies and we have a big apprenticeship programme within our workforce.”

Approximately 300 attendees gathered at The Queens Hotel in Leeds for the ceremony, which recognised leaders and businesses which were deemed by judges to have shown resilience, innovation, and strength over the past year.

The awards were sponsored by international law firm CMS, Grant Thornton, Air IT, Quarterdeck and Oxygen Enterprise Partners.