Rotherham business mentor wins national award

A man who gives advice to businesses in Rotherham has been named as ‘enterprise coach and mentor of the year’.

Martyn Benson, a business advisor with the Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RIDO), was presented with his National Enterprise Network award at its conference in London.

The award recognises the work that Martyn has done to support new and growing businesses in Rotherham.

Martyn said: “To get an award for work I love doing and for helping in Rotherham is fantastic. I knew I was short-listed but I was surprised and delighted to win. It took until the evening to really sink in.”

During his career, Martyn has helped more than 1,600 clients and over 250 successful new businesses.

Councillor Denise Lelliott, Advisory Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy for Rotherham Council, said: “I would like to congratulate Martyn on winning this prestigious award and I am delighted that his hard work has been recognised.

“The RIDO team provides excellent support to businesses in Rotherham.”

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