David Kilburn, founder and CEO of MKM Building Supplies has been recognised at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards after being honoured with the Lifetime Contribution Award.
Chosen for his efforts promoting the Hull and East Yorkshire region, David Kilburn currently sits on the City Leadership Board, chairs the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Investment board and was a founding member of the support group For Entrepreneurs Only.
He said: "Recognition from peers always means a lot. They tend to know who you are and what you do – what the real achievements are and the hard work and failure that always precedes any success.
"It's about people being in it for the distance, performing for a long time and being a figurehead. It's for someone who's respected."