JCB Chairman Honored With Entrepreneurial Award

Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman and managing director of JCB Ltd. was recognized with one of two 2003 Entrepreneurial Awards at the 2003 Transatlantic Business Awards Dinner, sponsored by BritishAmerican Business Inc., a transatlantic business organization.

“From a very strong list of nominations, Sir Anthony Bamford emerged as the unanimous choice to receive our UK Entrepreneurial Award for 2003, in recognition of his and JCB’s outstanding achievements,” said Richard Fursland, chief executive of BritishAmerican Business Inc.

Bamford was honored on his 58th birthday, which also coincided with the 58th anniversary of the founding of JCB by his father in a lock-up garage in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

“I am delighted to receive the award which is recognition of the success of JCB,” said Bamford. “As a company, our relationship with North America goes back 40 years, and we have always recognized the importance of UK and USA trade relationships.”

Bamford has been chairman and managing director of JCB since 1975, when his late father Joseph Cyril Bamford, CBE retired.

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