Feb. 23, 2015, Niagara Falls, Ont. – The greenhouse industry shared in the spotlight during the 21st annual Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year awards, held at the Marriott Gateway.
Leigh Coulter, president of GGS Structures, walked away with the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the category of International Trade.
GGS Structures is a global leader in commercial greenhouse design and manufacturing, and was established over 35 years ago.
Coulter took the helm in 1998 and since then the company has grown substantially, with global sales and distribution in five continents.
A full-service greenhouse provider, GGS provides turnkey solutions for growers, not only providing the structure, but also the heating, benches, energy curtains, climate controls, lighting and irrigation.
“I’d like to start by saying thank you very much for this great honour,” said Coulter in her acceptance speech.
“I’d also like to thank all the amazing, talented, and dedicated people that I get to work with every day, because this award is certainly not won by me alone. We have a great team at GGS and the success of the company depends on all the people who are involved.”
An entrepreneur since her youth, Coulter has always been interested in forging her own path in the business world, and recognizes the importance of international trade in business.
“It never occurred to me that doing business would not be on a global front,” she said, before imparting final words of advice to her fellow entrepreneurs in the room. “There is no reason why you can’t do business internationally. Everyone can – just do it.”
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