A1 Flue Systems’ director Tracy-Jane (TJ) Duncan-Moir has been crowned Businesswoman of the Year 2016.
She collected her award at regional newspaper the Nottingham Post’s Businesswoman of the Year Awards, which were held at the Crowne Plaza in the city centre.
Mrs Duncan-Moir picked up the award in recognition of the impact she has made since she took the helm of the business from her father five years ago. In particular, the award recognised the progress the company has made, not just increasing its UK position – as a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of commercial and industrial chimney, flue and exhaust systems – but also taking the company to the world stage, with flues made in Nottinghamshire now being exported worldwide.
Speaking at the awards, Mrs Duncan-Moir said it was such a great honour to be the recipient of such a prestigious award and dedicated the award to the 140 staff at the Ollerton company for transforming a quiet corner of North Nottinghamshire into a UK centre of excellence in commercial flue and chimney technology.
“This is an incredible achievement for A1 Flue Systems because it truly is a team effort and great recognition for a family business with family values that is proud of the fact that it employs generations of local families,” said Mrs Duncan-Moir.
Judges were impressed that A1 is involved with some of the UK’s most prestigious and high-profile projects. A1’s flues are installed in virtually all of the most iconic buildings on the London skyline – including The Shard, the Gherkin and even Buckingham Palace. And in January 2016, it was able to formally announce that it had won the contract to install flue systems as part of the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.
Also, this year, A1 has made massive strides forward exporting its flues around the world – with a focus on supplying flue systems for construction and infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the region gears up to host events such as the World Cup in 2022.