Healthcare Company Chief Wins Top Director Award

8th July 2016

The Chief Executive of leading Sheffield health care company JRI Orthopaedics has scooped a major award at the prestigious regional Institute of Directors awards.

Keith Jackson, won the Yorkshire Small Company category at the awards organised by the IoD in Yorkshire and the North East. He will now go forward to the national finals in London later this year. "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award, to be recognised by the judges for my leadership and for transforming JRI Orthopaedics into the professional and forward looking company that it is today," he said. JRI Orthopaedics is a multi-award winning company with world-class expertise in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments. Based at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chapeltown, Sheffield, the company has built on its core portfolio and reputation to diversify into new product areas and international markets. Uniquely, it is wholly owned by the charity Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK), and donates operating profits to help fund groundbreaking research into bone and joint disease. Keith added: -This is a challenging but exciting time to be at the helm of this amazing company and to be recognized by your business peers in this way is very humbling and satisfying. Keith has spent more than two decades at JRI, working in sales, design, and managerial roles. He was appointed managing director in 2010 and CEO last year. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Medilink, which delivers business support for organisations in Yorkshire's medical device sector. The regional IoD award winners were announced at a gala dinner at Leeds Civic Hall hosted by regional BBC broadcaster Danni Hewson. They now go forward to the national Director of the Year finals in London in October.

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