A Lifetime Achievement Award has been bestowed on Laura Heywood for her 25-year contribution to the imaging aftermarket, mainly in the UK.
150 people attending the Europe Live Conference in Warsaw, Poland, applauded her. Heywood is no stranger to accolades. Kleen Strike, the business she started with her husband Don in the 1980s was honoured as Remanufacturer of The Year in 1999 by The Recycler and awarded the Rochdale Business Award in the category of the Environment in 2014. That business continues to prosper today.
“The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most personal to me,” Heywood said. “It is the culmination of many years of working with like-minded people hoping to make a difference in encouraging reuse.”
[Photo: Leaders of the two associations supporting the remanufacturing of printer cartridges. Vincent van Dijk, the General Secretary of ETIRA (the European Toner & Inkjet Remanufacturer’s Association) congratulates Laura Heywood (Secretary of UKCRA, the UK national trade association) in Warsaw, Poland. Photo courtesy The Recycler.]
Van Dijk told the conference Heywood “has worked relentlessly on behalf of its members, and despite its small budget, has secured many benefits for the industry.” He added, “The Lifetime Achievement Award was a perfect recognition of a person who, for many years, has spent a major part of her own time and money to help our industry forward.”
As Secretary of UKCRA, Heywood: