Corporate Leader of the Year


Joanna Robinson, MD at Mansfield Pollard, has been named Corporate Leader of the Year at the Yorkshire and North East Woman in Business Awards 2014.

The event, organised by Forward Ladies, a company dedicated to the training and development of women in business, highlighted those entrepreneurial individuals who have defied tough economic conditions to create thriving enterprises.

Joanna was presented with her award for leading Mansfield Pollard through a period of significant change which has included restructuring the senior management team, promoting a stronger customer focus and investing in learning and development.

Joanna’s leadership has been characterised by her creation of a clear strategy for the future development of the business and by her willingness to engage with others, encourage team development, invest in people, and take measured risks.

Mansfield Pollard were up over 30% in its last fiscal year alone and major business wins have seen its products providing air management solutions in locations as diverse as Azerbaijan, Dubai and all over the UK.

Joanna Robinson said “It was an honour to be announced as Corporate Leader of the Year at the Women in Business Awards.

“I have a tremendous amount of support from the committed and hardworking team at Mansfield Pollard which has been crucial to the success of the company in recent years and which has worked with me to take the business to the next level.

Mansfield Pollard produces air handling units, kitchen canopies, air conditioning systems and both vibration and acoustic management systems.