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2015 UK winners

The National and Regional winners of our 2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year programme.

National

Overall winner
Richard Steeves
Synergy Health

Synergy Health Plc delivers a range of specialist outsourced services to healthcare providers and other customers concerned with health management. The Company offers services, including hospital sterilization services, applied sterilization technologies, reusable surgical solutions, laboratory services, pharmaceutical laboratories and linen management services.

Andrew Kerr
CMS Windows

Manufacturers and installers of PVCu, alumnium and timber hybrid windows, doors and curtain walling systems.

Gareth Mobley
DW3 Group

Manufacturer of high quality energy efficient composite doors for the home improvement centre.

Dai Powell
HCT Group

HCT Group is a social enterprise in the transport industry, safely providing over 20 million passenger trips on our buses every year. We deliver a range of transport services – from London red buses to social services transport, from school transport to Park and Ride, from community transport to education and training.

Dr Mark Payton
Mercia Technologies

Mercia Technologies is one of the leading investment businesses in UK technology, specialising in the commercialisation of pioneering businesses across exciting growth sectors in which deep expertise is held.

Jim McCarthy
Poundland Group

Poundland is a single-price discount retailer.

Peter Roberts
Pure Gym

Pure Gym provides members with world-class fitness equipment at an affordable price in 24/7 gyms, contract free.

Dr Mark Egerton
Quotient Clinical

Drug development services company, delivering innovative R&D solutions to international Pharma R&D clients.

Mike Loggie
Saltire Energy

Saltire Energy is a leading rental specialist in oil and gas equipment to the global energy sector with seven bases located across the world.

Taavet Hinrikus
Kristo Kaarmann

TransferWise

TransferWise is an international money transfer platform, using peer to peer technology to cut the hidden fees charged by banks and brokers.

James Wilkinson
Zuto

Zuto partners with a panel of lenders to provide car finance options and precious car buying know-how.

Family Business Award of Excellence
Wates Group Limited

Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Wates Group Limited is one of the UK’s largest and most successful construction, property services and property development companies. Founded in 1897, the business has been built on a set of values that embrace integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork, and respect for people and communities.

London & South

Overall Winner
Richard Steeves
Synergy Health

Synergy Health Plc delivers a range of specialist outsourced services to healthcare providers and other customers concerned with health management. The Company offers services, including hospital sterilization services, applied sterilization technologies, reusable surgical solutions, laboratory services, pharmaceutical laboratories and linen management services.

Matt Isaacs
Essence

Essence is a digital marketing group encompassing a leading global digital agency and an ad technology business.

Shelim Hussain
Eurofoods Group

Eurofoods Group is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of frozen and fresh foods, serving the restaurant, catering and specialist supermarket sectors.

Dai Powell
HCT Group

HCT Group is a social enterprise in the transport industry, safely providing over 20 million passenger trips on our buses every year. We deliver a range of transport services – from London red buses to social services transport, from school transport to Park and Ride, from community transport to education and training.

Robert MacMillan
HH Global

HH Global is a global marketing supply-chain outsourcing provider, evolving print and digital marketing process by reducing cost and increasing quality.

Ashok Lakhani
Kolak Snack Foods

Kolak is a leading manufacturer of crisps and snacks.

Jason Bannister
Oakfurnitureland

Retailer of solid hardwood quality furniture, originally web based but now with 60 showrooms nationwide.

Nathan Bowles
Smart Solutions

Quality provider of business outsource services. From recruitment, delivery of managed labour services, flexible workforce, process consultancy to staff training.

Mark Smith
The Car Finance Company

The Car Finance Company provide car finance facilities to consumers and small businesses.

Dilshad & Barinder Hothi
The Knowledge Academy

The Knowledge Academy provide business and IT training to individuals and businesses.

Taavet Hinrikus
Kristo Kaarmann

TransferWise

TransferWise is an international money transfer platform, using peer to peer technology to cut the hidden fees charged by banks and brokers.

Midlands

Overall Winner &
Technology

Simon Ward
ITG

ITG is a technology-led marketing services provider.

Emerging
Chris Charnley,
Mark Osborne,
John Thompson

Ambrey Risk

Ambrey Risk specialises in international security and risk management.

Master
Pino DeRosa
Bridgeway Consulting

Bridgeway Consulting Ltd is one of the leading consulting and contracting companies in the UK today, covering many aspects of civil engineering and asset management.

Business Products & Services
Peter Jarvis
Contechs

Contechs is a recruitment, Design and Engineering Specialist.

Social Enterprise
Michael Britton
Goodwill Solutions

Goodwill Solutions is a third party logistics service provider harnessing commercial activity to create social impact.

International
Ian Lister
Greenray Energy Solutions

Greenray Energy Solutions provides service solutions to the industrial gas and steam turbine markets on a world wide basis.

AIM Listed
Dr Mark Payton
Mercia Technologies

Mercia Technologies is one of the leading investment businesses in UK technology, specialising in the commercialisation of pioneering businesses across exciting growth sectors in which deep expertise is held.

Consumer Products & Services
Jim McCarthy
Poundland Group

Poundland is a single-price discount retailer.

Healthcare
Dr Mark Egerton
Quotient Clinical

Drug development services company, delivering innovative R&D solutions to international Pharma R&D clients.

PE-backed
Simon Cashmore
TCL Group

TCL are leading providers of landscape installation, estate management, ground maintenance and landscape design and consultancy.

North

Overall Winner &
Hospitality and Leisure

Peter Roberts
Pure Gym

Pure Gym provides members with world-class fitness equipment at an affordable price in 24/7 gyms, contract free.

Master
Mark Guilliford
DE Group

DE Group is one of the UK’s largest national short line pharmaceutical wholesalers, offering a leading range of pharmaceutical products to independent pharmacies.

Manufacturing
Gareth Mobley
DW3 Group

Manufacturer of high quality energy efficient composite doors for the home improvement centre.

Social Enterprise
Peter Walls
Gentoo Group

Gentoo is a large North East social enterprise aimed at improving the Art of Living, through people, planet and property activity.

Consumer Products and Services
Ian Watson
Hadrian Healthcare Group

Hadrian Healthcare is a provider of care for the elderly.

PE-Backed
Simon Cooper
On the Beach

The UKs leading online retailer of beach holidays.

Listed
Paul Teasdale
Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG)

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of access and safety, lightning protection/electrical services, high-level cleaning and specialist M&E services.

Business Services
David Harrison
True Potential

True Potential is one of the fastest growing groups in the UK providing financial services technology and technology services.

Science and Technology
James Wilkinson
Zuto

Zuto partners with a panel of lenders to provide car finance options and precious car buying know-how.

Scotland

Overall Winner
Mike Loggie
Saltire Energy

Saltire Energy is a leading rental specialist in oil and gas equipment to the global energy sector with seven bases located across the world.

James Watt
BrewDog

We are libertines, the mavericks, the revolutionary. We believe in freedom of expression and individuality, and we believe in drinking beer. We are on a mission to make people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. Love hops and live the dream.

Andrew Kerr
CMS Windows

Manufacturers and installers of PVCu, alumnium and timber hybrid windows, doors and curtain walling systems.

Peter Bruce
Entier

Providing catering and hospitality services to business and educational establishments, events and delivered catering services and offshore catering and hotel services.

Jim Duffy
Entrepreneurial Spark

Entrepreneurial Spark® (ESpark) is The World’s Largest Free Business Accelerator for early stage and growing ventures.

Grant Keenan
Keenan Recycling

Keenan Recycling (KRL) is Scotland's largest organic recycling company. We process all of the garden and food waste that arises in the wheelie bins from Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray and Highland Council. The company also collects food waste from over 2000 businesses in the North East and all waste is transformed into BSI accredited compost and sold to landscapers and farmers.

Murray Kerr
SengS Subsea Engineering Solutions

Multi-discipline engineering and service company providing engineering, testing, controls and tooling rentals to the energy industry.

Josh Littlejohn
Social Bite

Social Bite is a chain of sandwich shops which employs and feeds the homeless, and gives profits to charity. They also founded the largest business dinner in Scottish history.