The BUHLMANN GROUP is proud to announce that Managing Director Jan-Oliver Buhlmann has been named Bremen's Entrepreneur of the Year 2021. The annual award was established by the Sparkasse Bremen, the entrepreneur association "Die Familienunternehmer" as well as the association "Die Jungen Unternehmer".

The jury justifies the choice among other things with the continuous organic and strategic growth of the company, with the investment in innovative technologies as well as a cooperatively developed employee mission statement, which gives the internal cooperation as well as the relationship with customers and suppliers a conducive framework. The family-friendly atmosphere was also singled out for special mention, as was the company's claim to operate in a certified sustainable manner. Overall, the jury praised a healthy company with secure economic conditions.

Jan-Oliver Buhlmann is 39 years old, married and has four children. He has been with the company since 2009, initially as Head of Human Resources, since 2012 as Managing Director and since 2016 as a third-generation shareholder. For him, the award is an honor: "I am very pleased that our sustainable, strategic course has received this recognition. And I would like to emphasize that this is an honor not only for the successful work of the management, but especially goes out to the workforce worldwide. Only the joint commitment of all employees makes a performance possible that lets a company stand out from others."

The founders of the company, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020, are the grandparents of this year's award winner, Karl August and Mathilde Buhlmann. In the second generation, the company was managed by Jan-Oliver Buhlmann's father Bernhard as well as his uncle Karl Buhlmann.

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