Terry Bland, managing director of GodelTech, is in the running to become the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Young Director of the Year 2008 for the North West.
This is the second consecutive year Terry has been shortlisted for the prestigious award, the winner of which will be decided at a gala dinner at the City of Manchester Stadium on 18 September.
Terry, who acquired scientific software company, GodelTech, in 2005, has driven its rapid growth and reputation as a leading innovator in the oil & gas, healthcare, finance and multimedia industries.
He was shortlisted after a bumper year for the Manchester Science Park-based company which has seen turnover increase a further 40 per cent.
The listing comes at a time when Terry and his team are also establishing GodelTech as a specialist intellectual property developer and mentor in the international innovation market and realising plans to open another office in Norway in 2009.
“I’m thrilled that our hard work and success is being recognised by such a respected body as the IoD. As a company, we’ve made fantastic progress in a relatively short time and are looking forward to a bright future,” said Terry.
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Scientific software developer, GodelTech, has teamed up with postgraduate students from the University of Manchester Business School to investigate business opportunities in Norway as part of the company’s plans to open an office there in 2009.
Terry Bland selected for Crain’s 40 under 40 Class of 2008
GodelTechs’ managing director, Terry Bland, has been recognised as one of Manchester’s young, leading business people, by Crain’s Manchester Business magazine. Crain’s 40 under 40 awards showcase 40 of the business community’s top achievers under the age of 40. Terry was chosen for leading Gödel’s rapid growth into a multinational software company in just three years. He was also recognised for sharing his business knowledge as mentor for some of Manchester’s most promising incubation companies.