Roger, 31, who is managing director of Sizer Ltd, won the coveted award at the Annual Sheffield Business Awards, held at Ponds Forge on 19 January.
The award, sponsored by Lupton Fawcett LLC, was awarded to Roger for driving significant growth for Sizer even in tough global economic conditions. In 2011 the company had an excellent year increasing sales of its pelleting equipment by 20% and in particular non-EU export sales by a staggering 85%.
In addition Roger set a strategy to pursue the biomass and recycling markets, promoting the concept of pelleting materials for energy purposes, improved handling and reduced transportation costs.
“It’s fantastic to be recognised by the Sheffield business community in this way, and it’s a privilege to have won this award”, Roger explains.
“We’ve created a company that people want to buy from, want to work for and want to be generally associated with which is great. What’s more is that it’s all wrapped around manufacturing quality engineered equipment from Sheffield and having a passion for pellets!”
Roger was also recognised for his continued contribution to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in local schools, as well as being an active member of JCI Sheffield.
He was shortlisted alongside James Hinchcliffe of VOICE Group, and Louisa Harrison-Walker of Benchmark Recruit.
Sizer Ltd manufactures the Orbit pellet presses and associated spare parts at its facility in Rotherham. The company has roots back to the original pellet press patent from Richard Sizer Ltd in 1912 and now supplies equipment across the globe to various sectors including animal feed, biomass, food & drink and recycled materials.