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Entrepreneurs make a difference: they create jobs and wealth, bring new innovative products and concepts to the market and encourage creativity and competition.

Our Entrepreneur Of The Year programme celebrates those men and women who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. We celebrate their success, the contribution they’re making to our economy and the legacy they’re building.

Our 2017 programme is now open for entries.

Now in its 31st year globally and 19th year in the UK, Entrepreneur Of The Year is more than a business award. It’s a global programme that helps and supports entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable businesses in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries.

In the UK it runs in four regions – London & South, Midlands, North and Scotland – culminating in a national award event in October 2017 to announce the UK Entrepreneur Of The Year winner. The winner will then go on to compete for the prestigious title of World Entrepreneur Of The Year in June 2018.

The search is now on for entrepreneurs who are changing the way the world works. Entrepreneurs who have the courage and passion to make their dreams a reality – to build something of lasting value that brings real benefits to an industry or sector.

Entries close Friday, 24 February 2017.

Programme details

Learn more about how the Entrepreneur of Year programme works in the UK

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Benefits

  • Connect: Meet key business leaders and other entrepreneurs through the programme and join our exclusive Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni community. Connect with entrepreneurs across the UK and the rest of the world.
  • Celebrate: Throughout the programme we celebrate passion, determination and success, giving recognition to entrepreneurs who are making a difference. The programme not only recognises your success but also recognises the hard working team that is behind you helping to build your successful company.
  • Support: Share creative thinking with peers around opportunities and how to tackle some of the key challenges currently facing entrepreneurs. Benefit from our insights into the key drivers of business growth which we have identified from working with fast growth entrepreneurs around the world.

“I would encourage others to enter because it is so much more than a mere contest. It’s a forum that brings together like-minded, action-orientated visionaries to celebrate collective achievements.“

Kym Denny, CEO,
hVIVO
London & South regional winner
and UK category winner 2016

“The opportunity to take a step back and self-assess is invaluable, and not least it helps to rebalance perspective and engage and learn from others who have achieved remarkable success.“

Professor Simon Fishel, Founder and President,
Care Fertility Holdings,
Midlands regional winner 2016

“Learning, acknowledgement for my team and inspiration have been the best elements of this programme for me. I’m honoured to have been part of it”

Andy Lothian, CEO,
Insights Learning and Development,
Scotland overall winner 2016

“Being an entrepreneur can at times be a lonely experience, it is good to hear that others have been on the same path.”

Matt Turner, Group CEO,
tastecard,
North regional winner 2016

Gallery

Visit the gallery of our 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme

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Sponsors

Supporting entrepreneurship in the UK

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World Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Alumni

Our winners from the 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme

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Legacy builders

Meet the legacy builders who are still influencing us today

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Contact us

Joanna Santinon

Joanna Santinon

Entrepreneur Of The Year UK
Partner Sponsor

Cuneo Paola

Paola Cuneo

Entrepreneur Of The Year UK
Programme Director

Gaynor Appleyard

Gaynor Appleyard

Entrepreneur Of The Year UK
Programme Manager

Partner Sponsors

Annie Graham

Annie Graham

Scotland
Partner Sponsor

Victoria Price

Victoria Price

North region
Partner Sponsor

Andrew Spence

Andrew Spence

Midlands region
Partner Sponsor

Simon Pearson

Simon Pearson

London region
Partner Sponsor

Dave Hales

Dave Hales

South region
Partner Sponsor

Programme Managers

Karen McNeil

Karen McNeil

Scotland
Programme Manager

0141 226 9150

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Jo Berry

Jo Berry

North region
Programme Manager

0113 298 2562

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Elizabeth Straver

Elizabeth Straver

Midlands region
Programme Manager

0161 333 2643

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Courtney Shields

Courtney Shields

London & South region
Programme Manager

0207 951 7772

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