William Wright recognised

Dr William Wright.

Dr William Wright.

Dr William Wright CBE, founder of Wrightbus, has been announced as the 2014 Innovation Founder, an award celebrating the achievements of some of Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. The accolade is part of the Northern Ireland Science Park Connect INVENT2014 Awards. It recognises distinction in founding, leading or building an eminent local technology or life sciences business.

Dr William Wright said, ‘Thanks to the hard work, passion and ingenuity of everyone involved in the business Wrightbus continues to demonstrate thought and technology leadership in today’s highly competitive and demanding global transport sector, which now has a presence across a number of continents. We have always looked beyond the present, trying to identify what challenges our customers may face five, ten, even fifteen years down the line and also continually re-investing a relatively high proportion of our turnover in R&D. I believe this approach has made the company synonymous with innovation. Being able to take the long term view has been vital to our success.’

William Wright will address the final of the INVENT2014 Awards at a Gala Dinner at Titanic Belfast on 2 October 2014. Go to www.invent2014.co to book a place at the Gala dinner.

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