Mansfield Pollard MD Joanna Robinson has been shortlisted for Corporate Leader of the Year at the Women in Business Awards 2015.

Joanna is the head of Bradford based Mansfield Pollard – an air management specialist which supplies energy efficient ventilation and sound management equipment to a global consumer base.

In 2002 Joanna joined the firm as Financial Controller and soon established herself as a significant member of the management team becoming involved in the general management of the company. In 2007 she was promoted to Finance Director, and then in 2013 she was promoted to her current role as Managing Director.

The first 18 months of her leadership has seen her vision for the business bring about a number of significant changes to the organisation and she continues to drive positive change in what has traditionally been a male dominated industry.

Joanna’s leadership has been characterised by her development 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 all of which have contributed to Mansfield-Pollard’s recent success.

The company now employs 160 staff (its highest number ever), sales are 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 will discover whether she has been given this prestigious award at a ceremony on the 28th November.

The event which is organised by the networking organisation Forward Ladies, highlights the entrepreneurial individuals who have defied tough economic conditions to create thriving enterprises.

Joanna Robinson said “I’m tremendously flattered to have been shortlisted for Corporate Leader of the Year. I strive to apply the same values at work as I would to any other aspect of my life and this includes having a well-balanced, fair and honest approach to business and a passion for developing the organisation and its people.”

Mansfield Pollard produces an innovative range of high-quality products including air handling units, kitchen canopies, air conditioning systems and both vibration and acoustic management systems all of which deliver best in class performance and efficiency.