Maarten Ploeg Business Person of the Year finalist

The annual elections for the Business Person of the Year were held recently in the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug. These elections, in which local business people must be nominated to participate, are intended to encourage and connect people in the business community.

Maarten Ploeg, owner of WSP Systems in Overberg, was among this year’s nominees. Following a pitch and a visit by the jury to WSP, he was through to the final, where he again had the opportunity to present WSP Systems. WSP Systems is a unique presence in the municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug owing to the size and international nature of its business. Unfortunately, the first prize went to another business person, but Ploeg is nonetheless grateful to have reached the final. ‘It was a fascinating process,’ says Ploeg. ‘You maybe wouldn’t expect it of a relatively small municipality like this one, but yet again it is evident from these elections that good, inspiring entrepreneurship can be found right here. That is really great to see, and to help build. Together, we are in a good position to put the municipality on the map. As WSP Systems, we have certainly been doing our bit for the past 25 years’.

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