Dave Ogden named as one of Yorkshire’s 42 under 42
Smith Brothers’ managing director Dave Ogden had plenty of reason to celebrate last weekend, after finding out he’d been named by Yorkshire Business Insider as one of the region’s ‘42 under 42’.
The highly coveted annual listing shines a light on Yorkshire’s young entrepreneurs and business leaders who should be on everyone’s radar.
Competition for a place on this year’s list was intense, but Dave was selected for his unrelenting commitment to Smith Brothers’ success.
Having been promoted to managing director during 2019 after seven years with the company, he’s made no secret of his plans to further expand the firm through continued investment into Sheffield and Ireland, as well as exploring opportunities in Scotland and the South of England.
Dave said: “I’m as thrilled at making the list as I am being called a ‘young businessman’. But while it’s my name in the magazine, recognition needs to go to my colleagues, who are truly pushing the business forward, as well as Richard and John Smith who trust me to oversee their company.
“At Smith Brothers, we’re not just about ‘keeping up’ – we’re helping shape the role of ICPs within the UK market through our multi-disciplined, efficient and cost-effective approach. And, we’ll continue improving our brand through sustained investment into team training, development, safety and wellbeing – along with the latest engineering technology.”
In recognition of his hard work, Dave will attend a glitzy dinner at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Thursday 2nd April. This invitation-only event is attended by a select audience of successful entrepreneurs, company owners and leaders, as well as several 42 under 42 alumni – each with their own story to tell and lessons to share.
Well done Dave!
Why 42? You might remember that the average age of the Insider Power and Rich List is 52. This event is designed to look ahead and predict who will be the leading business figures in ten years’ time – a talent-scouting exercise if you will.