Niels Aage Kjær and AVK receives the Business Developer Award

Yesterday, AVK hosted ErhvervSkanderborg in connection with this autumn's membership event and the awarding of the Business Developer Award 2020. The award deservedly went to Niels Aage Kjær, who has headed the AVK Group for more than 50 years, and who has thus contributed with positive growth both in and outside Skanderborg Municipality. 10-11-2021

The event took place at the AVK Academy & Visitor Center in Skovby, where about 80 participants from ErhvervSkanderborg (Business Skanderborg - the local municipality) participated.

Niels Aage Kjær himself was unfortunately prevented from participating in the event, as he had tested positive for covid-19. On behalf of Niels Aage, Pernille Kjær told the story of AVK, which this year celebrates its 80th anniversary, and AVK's contribution to sustainable and green development.

Following the story of AVK, meteorologist Jesper Theilgaard spoke about "climate and business", which was about climate change and the challenges it entails in society, while for many companies it also offers opportunities for growth and initiatives in a broad range of areas.

Anne-Mette Kjær received the award on behalf of her father. She emphasised that Niels Aage was sorry that he was not able to participate, and that he is very proud:

“I am very proud and happy to receive the Business Developer Award. It is a recognition that means a lot to me, but also a recognition that has great significance for the family and for AVK's many dedicated employees.”

About the Business Developer Award

Every year, ErhvervSkanderborg pays tribute to the positive contributions to local development and growth. This is done through the Business Developer Award, an association founded back in 2008.

The Business Developer Award is given to "an individual, a company or an organisation/association that deserves recognition and honor for having made an effort that contributes to development in Skanderborg Municipality".

Members propose individuals or companies for the award. The board of ErhvervSkanderborg then nominates three of the nominees, and the members vote on which of them should win the prize.

Read more about the award and the previous recipients here (website in Danish)

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