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Wrightbus founder Dr William Wright gets top honour

Ballymena Business Owner Dr. William Wright CBE has been announced as the 2014 Innovation Founder. This award celebrates Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Northern Ireland Science Park Connect INVENT2014 Awarded Dr. William Wright with the award in recognition of his successful business – Wrightbus and for research and design into new technology.

Photo Credit: Chris Sampson; Creative Commons
Photo Credit: Chris Sampson; Creative Commons

Wrightbus recents built the new Routemaster ‘Boris’ Buses which have taken London by storm. Dr Wright commented;

“I am incredibly proud of the company that bears my family name. Thanks to the hard work, passion and ingenuity of everyone involved in the business Wrightbus continues to demonstrate thought and technology leadership in today’s highly competitive and demanding global transport sector, which now has a presence across a number of continents. We have always looked beyond the present, trying to identify what challenges our customers may face five, ten, even fifteen years down the line and also continually re-investing a relatively high proportion of our turnover in R&D. I believe this approach has made the company synonymous with innovation. We have most recently been particularly active in developing low emission bus technology – an area of public transport that I believe is now coming to fruition.”
Read more about this award here.

Congratulations to Dr. Wright and all his staff at Wrightbus in Ballymena