Local leader shortlisted for national leadership awards

Dave Sadler, Head of IT & Digital Recruitment, Acorn

Dave Sadler, Head of IT & Digital Recruitment, for Acorn, one of the UK’s leading specialist recruitment agencies, has been named a finalist in this year’s Leading Wales Awards.

The 2017 Leading Wales Awards (Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards) in association with The Institute of Leadership and Management have announced this year’s short list.

The award winning alumni include Laura Tenison MBE, Jo Jo Maman Bébé, Mario Kreft MBE, CEO of Pendine Park Care Homes, Kelly Davies, Managing Director of Vi-Ability, and Dr Sabine Maguire of Sparkle, South Gwent Children’s Foundation.

Dave has been nominated in the Leadership for the Future category for his leadership role within Acorn and the IT industry as a whole.  His specialist IT Recruitment Team are the ‘go to’ recruiters for businesses looking for IT professionals across various vertical markets all over the country, and Dave is often found on panels discussing and advising on the future of, and skills required, for the IT sector.  He is one of 2 finalists in the category.

Barbara Chidgey, Chair of the Leading Wales Awards, said; “The shortlist reflects a very high standard and diverse range of leaders working in all sectors across Wales; our panels of judges will have a tough job on judging day on July 14th. On behalf of the Leading Wales Awards Consortium I would like to thank everyone who made the effort to nominate and share such fantastic examples of “Leaders in Wales”. It’s set to be another very exciting year for Wales’ only leadership awards.”

Dave Sadler said; “I am absolutely thrilled to be a finalist at the Leading Wales Awards.  The IT sector is booming so it’s been an extremely busy few years, however this is a wonderful opportunity to stop and reflect on what both myself and my team at Acorn have achieved.”

The winners will be announced at the lunchtime awards ceremony, which will take place at the Hilton Cardiff on Thursday 21st September.