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Oh dear, Healthcare Locums receives a dreaded gong!

I see that Healthcare Locums has received a dreaded gong with former Chief Executive (now ‘promoted’ to Executive Vice Chairman) Kate Bleasdale winning the Entrepreneur of the Year prize at the recent Quoted Company Awards dinner.

I seem to remember that past awards winners from amongst AIM included Inter Link Foods and Torex Retail. These two companies clearly found the pressure of an AIM award too great a burden and were ultimately huge disappointments to shareholders. It’s also always slightly worrying to see the term ‘colourful’ used in the context of a group Chief Executive, or Executive Vice Chairman as she is now titled. An entrepreneurial market like AIM is bound to have an abundance of colourful characters. By contrast, the main market with larger more successful companies appears to possess fewer of them.

Let’s hope high flying Healthcare Locums doesn’t go the same way as those other former AIM stars and the Exec Vice Chairman becomes a little less colourful!


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