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PHD MD wins Business Person of the Year Award 2016


PHD MD wins Business Person of the Year Award 2016

Joanna Stephenson, Managing Director of PHD, leading Yorkshire based marketing and strategy agency has been named as Business Person of the Year at the recent Wakefield Business Awards 2016.

Joanna set up PHD in 2014 after successful pitching to outsource the marketing department at fresh food packaging manufacturer LINPAC. Two years on, she now has eight clients working within the packaging industry with a global reach spanning America, Australia, Europe, Malaysia and the UK.

Ms Stephenson said: “It was a complete surprise and I was thrilled to be selected. Winning the award is the professional highlight of my year. These awards are important for small businesses like PHD to be recognised. It was a great night being amongst many of the successful local business men and women who’re working at some of the brightest and most innovative businesses around.”

The Wakefield Business Awards are now in their 6th year and celebrate the district’s entrepreneurial spirit. Organised by the Wakefield Express, the awards help to raise the profile of businesses, giving them a platform to showcase their work.

Ms Stephenson and her team were also nominated for an Independent Business of Year recognition award at the Yorkshire Choice Awards back in April 2016.