Chief executive of MENTA is shortlisted for award

Alex Till, chief executive of Menta. Picture by Andy Abbott.
Alex Till, chief executive of Menta. Picture by Andy Abbott.
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The chief executive of a Suffolk business support organisation has been shortlisted for a top accolade.

Alex Till, who has been at the helm of the not for profit organisation MENTA for almost six years, has been put forward for Director of the Year in the public and third sector category by the Institute of Directors, Eastern Region.

Since being appointed at MENTA, he has grown the enterprise agency to provide a range of products and services for homeworkers, freelancers, established businesses and start-ups.

Mr Till said he was ‘extremely surprised and honoured’ to be shortlisted.

“To be recognised for my efforts to develop, maintain and sustain MENTA, in the not for profit industry is extraordinary,” he said.

“As CEO at MENTA for almost six years, I’ve helped the organisation become fast paced and as progressive as any private sector company. 

“Profit is not a bad word and our focus and delivery is on business support and growth.”

MENTA, which is based in Eastern Way, Bury St Edmunds, hosts three networking events each month.

This month it will hold 19 face to face business masterclasses and workshops as well as a seminar on intellectual property.

It is also co-hosting a Money Matters event.

Alistair Ponder, chairman of MENTA, added: ““The MENTA Board have congratulated Alex for being shortlisted.

“This is well deserved as under his management MENTA’s services now support dynamic Suffolk based businesses by facilitating introductions between ambitious business owners and experienced business executives through its Expert Connections Programme.

“He has introduced online, eLearning courses, the MENTA Patron Package and Clarity4D specifically to improve performance, communication and maximise sales for business owners and their staff.”

The finalists for the Director of the Year Awards, East of England Region will be announced by April 7 and the awards luncheon will be held in Newmarket on April 28.

For more information about MENTA, visit www.menta.org.uk or call 0800 085 5090.