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Alumni

As an Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist, you receive exclusive membership to our alumni community which gives you access to a wide ranage of events and activities to support you throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

Strategic Growth Forums
Our Strategic Growth Forums are held around the world to provide leading entrepreneurs, investors and top executives with the opportunity to share their innovative experiences and discuss the challenges for high-growth businesses. These forums are packed with dynamic speakers and topical debates and panel discussions. They provide a forum for you to network with inspirational entrepreneurs. Each event offers you the opportunity to understand and exploit business opportunities in the region. All UK winners get a complimentary place at one of our Strategic Growth Forums and UK finalists receive 25% off.


Turkey, Istanbul 8-9 May 2013
India, Mumbai 26-28 September 2013
Israel, Tel Aviv 17 October 2013
Brazil, Sao Paulo 21-22 October 2013
Mexico, Mexico City 24-25 October 2013
US, Palm Springs 13-17 November 2013

Masterclass for entrepreneurs
These events focus on the burning issues facing CEOs of fast growth entrepreneurial companies across the UK. At the Masterclass series you can listen to and engage with inspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders, debate and discuss emerging opportunities while discovering the most advanced thinking, strategies and tools. Network with the Entrepreneur Of The Year community, both past and present, make new contacts, and hear their secrets for success. These events are insightful and highly interactive and are held both regionally and nationally throughout each year.


Midlands Masterclass, Birmingham 7 May 2013
Scotland Masterclass, Edinburgh 9 May 2013
North Masterclass, Leeds 14 May 2013
UK Masterclass, London 5 September 2013

Our 2012 UK masterclass featured speakers including Lord Browne, Lord Noon, Sophi Tranchell from Divine Chocolate and Stuart Wood from Heatherwick Studios. Click here to view the videos of their presentation.

  • LinkedIn UK alumni group
    As an Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni you are invited to join our LinkedIn group for Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni. This online UK community will provide you with an opportunity to stay in touch with your fellow finalists as well as previous participants, enabling you to share ideas and develop relationships and new business.
    Click here.

  • Publications / thought leadership

    UK Rapid Growth markets
    EY’s 2012 UK Attractiveness Survey is our annual study analysing UK’s foreign direct investment (FDI) trade flows, combined with a survey to global investors on their perspectives of the UK as a place to invest. Our attractiveness programme also provides insight into emerging markets. If you are looking to invest or expand in international markets, we have dedicated trade route teams in the UK to help you optimise your investment and achieve sustainable growth.

    Visit www.ey.com/uk/internationalmarkets for more information.

    Growing Beyond
    Globalization and new opportunities for growth. In this uncertain world, companies will need to look beyone the obvious to achieve growth.

    Visit Growing Beyond for more information.

    Funding the future: Access to finance for entrepreneurs in the G20
    This report assesses key funding challenges and provides recommendations for action that could be taken by entrepreneurs and governments at each of the stages of entrepreneurial development.

    Entrepreneurs make call to action to G20 companies
    A strong entrepreneurial culture is the foundation of a dynamic economy. Our report examines what nations can do to incentivise entrepreneurs and create jobs.

    Igniting innovation: how hot companies fuel growth from within
    Today, more than ever, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in corporate America. What can your organization do to cultivate this spirit of innovation and retain "intrapreneurial" thinkers?

    Nature or Nurture? Decoding the DNA of the entrepreneur
    Are entrepreneurs born or bred? Through our Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, we've probed in the minds of 685 entrepreneurial leaders to unearth what it is that makes them successful.

    Innovating for the next three billion: The rise of the global middle class – and how to capitalize on it
    Over the next two decades, rising per capita wealth in rapid-growth markets will generate a significant growth opportunity for multinational companies. Understanding this market, and developing products and services that meet its needs, will become a strategic priority that cannot be ignored.

    Exceptional magazine for fast-growth companies focuses on entrepreneurs who have taken their company beyond the traditional model – into new markets, new products, new segments, new investments and new patterns of international trade. In July to December's issue Stephen Catlin, founder of Catlin Group, tells us how he has established a truly international business, and we hear from Alessandro Benetton, who has recently been appointed Chairman of the Italian luxury clothing brand.

    Exceptional
    In this edition of Exceptional our interviews with leading entrepreneurs of fast-growth companies show that, despite these turbulent times, a combination of entrepreneurship and innovation are still a successful formula for growth. We spoke with Iqbal Ahmed OBE is Chairman of Seamark, which imports, processes and distributes frozen seafood and poultry. Born in Bangladesh, Iqbal moved to the UK in the 1970s with his brothers and business partners, Kamal and Bilal. We spoke to him about how he grew the business into a US$198m worldwide operation.

    "The world is competitive: as soon as somebody copies you, you have to innovate to stay ahead". Iqbal Ahmed, Seamark. Click here to download.

    Exceptional - Financial Services
    In this edition of Exceptional Financial Services edition of Exceptional features we hear from Lance Uggla, CEO of Markit. 

    "We maintain a real entrepreneurial culture in the company, especially with our high employee ownership. That spurs innovation and creativity"
    Lance Uggla, CEO, Markit. Click here to download.

  • Global Surveys
    Make your opinions count by participating in regular surveys on hot topics and get access to the insights.
  • Visit our winners page to find out about our current and past winners.
  • To enquire about any of the events and publications listed here please e-mail us.