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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 winners

We would like to congratulate all of this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 regional winners.

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London and South regional winners

Overall winner

Simon Rogerson & Chris Hulatt

Simon Rogerson
Chris Hulatt
Octopus Capital

octopusinvestments.com | @Octopus_UK

Founded in 2000, Octopus build disruptive, customer obsessed businesses in the financial services, energy and healthcare sectors. Octopus aim to innovate in these industries, thereby improving the lives of millions of people.

Disruptor category winner

Dr Gordon Sanghera

Dr Gordon Sanghera
Oxford Nanopore Technologies

nanoporetech.com | @nanopore

Oxford Nanpore Technologies provide the world’s first and only nanopore DNA sequencer, the MinION. Now commercially available in more than 50 countries, enabling a myriad of applications within the traditional laboratory environment and in the field.

International category winner

Clive Nation

Clive Nation
Cennox

cennox.com | @CennoxPLC

Launched in 2006, Cennox provide ATM & banking services in the UK and internationally. They provide field services, security products, parts supply & repair, as well as full retail branch transformative services across many industries.

Master category winners

Adrian Binks

Adrian Binks
Argus Media

argusmedia.com | @ArgusMedia

Argus is an independent media organisation founded in 1970. They provide energy and commodity information and specialise in pricing, conferencing and consulting. Headquartered in London, they have 20+ offices globally and employ more than 800 people.

Simon Rogerson & Chris Hulatt

Simon Rogerson
Chris Hulatt
Octopus Capital

octopusinvestments.com | @Octopus_UK

Founded in 2000, Octopus build disruptive, customer obsessed businesses in the financial services, energy and healthcare sectors. Octopus aim to innovate in these industries, thereby improving the lives of millions of people.

Scale Up category winners

Clare Johnston

Clare Johnston
The Up Group

theupgroup.com | @TheUpGroup

The Up Group is a digital executive search and networking firm offering outstanding insight into the challenges facing companies going through disruptive growth and transformational change.

John Turner

John Turner
Regulatory Finance Solutions

rfs.co.uk

Founded in 2005 RFS is an independently owned regulatory management consultancy. They help the UK finance sector comply with regulation under the FCA, PRA and Bank of England regulatory bodies.

Transformational Leader category winner

Gareth Hughes

Gareth Hughes
Marston

marstongroup.co.uk | @MarstonGroup

Marston is a judicial services group that recovers unpaid debts, taxes and court orders on behalf of central government, local government and private creditors.

Their strong overarching ethical framework brings consistency in the application of their five core values: respect, transparency, accountability, professionalism and innovation.

Rising Star category winners

Vivek Chadha

Vivek Chadha
Nine Group

nine-group.co.uk

Founded in 2012, Nine Group own and operate 18 franchised hotels across the United Kingdom. Nine Group specialise in turning around existing going concern hotels and developing new hotels in key locations. Nine Group employs close to 800 people in the UK.

Ella Mills & Matthew Mills

Ella Mills
Matthew Mills
Deliciously Ella

deliciouslyella.com | @DeliciouslyElla

Founded in 2013, Deliciously Ella has a food product line in supermarkets, own and operate three cafes and has published several best-selling cookbooks. Deliciously Ella primarily operate in the UK, but has interests all over the world.

Building a Better Working World category winner

A special award to recognise and celebrate an entrepreneur inspired to make the world work better.

Christopher Baker Brian & Mansoor Hamayun & Laurent Van Houcke

Christopher Baker Brian
Mansoor Hamayun
Laurent Van Houcke
BBOXX

bboxx.co.uk | @BBOXX_HQ

Founded in 2010, BBOXX develop solutions to provide affordable, clean energy to off-grid communities in the developing world. Employing 500 people in five countries, BBOXX aim to make the road to electrification simple and achievable for all.

EY Family Business of Excellence winner

In recognition of leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families.

Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin
Pentland Group

Founded in 1932, Pentland Group is a third generation family owned business. Headquartered in the UK, Pentland employs 28,000 people across 20 countries around the world.

Midlands winners

Overall winner

Josh Rathour

Josh Rathour
UNiDAYS

myunidays.com | @MyUNiDAYS

Founded in 2011, UNiDAYS is the world’s leading Student Affinity Network connecting 8.5 million members to brands and services in 32 countries. The business has a team of 160 based at both its headquarters in Nottingham and offices in London, New York, Silicon Valley and Sydney.

Disruptor category winner

Rob Halliday-Stein

Rob Halliday-Stein
Jewellery Quarter Bullion

bullionbypost.co.uk | @bullionbypost

Founded in 2008 and operating across the UK, Jewellery Quarter Bullion, buys and sells gold and silver bullion online. It employs around 30 staff and also includes an online jewellers, a virtual reality studio in Digbeth, Birmingham, and a company that helps ex-offenders.

International category winner

Dr Peter Poon MBE and Andrew Poon

Dr Peter Poon MBE
Andrew Poon
Romax Technology

romaxtech.com | @RomaxTechnology

Romax Technology provide software, analysis and services for gearbox, bearings and driveline systems. It provides solutions to key industries, including electric and hybrid vehicle, automotive, aerospace, bearings, wind, off road, rail and marine.

Master category winner

Chris Morling

Chris Morling
money.co.uk

money.co.uk | @moneycouk

Established in 2008, money.co.uk is an independent financial comparison website which compares over 17,000 financial products and helps make financial decisions simple.

Scale Up category winner

Alfred Gordon

Alfred Gordon
Qdos

qdosconsulting.com

Qdos is an integrated business solutions provider offering insurance, business compliance consultancy, legal and accounting services to contractors and those interacting with them. Headquartered in Leicestershire, Qdos employs over 100 members of staff across four UK locations.

Transformational Leader category winner

Paul Cox

Paul Cox
Reconomy

reconomy.com | @ReconomyNews

Formed in 1994 and employing over 300 people, Reconomy is the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste management and recycling services.

Rising Star category winner

Josh Rathour

Josh Rathour
UNiDAYS

myunidays.com | @MyUNiDAYS

Founded in 2011, UNiDAYS is the world’s leading Student Affinity Network connecting 8.5 million members to brands and services in 32 countries. The business has a team of 160 based at both its headquarters in Nottingham and offices in London, New York, Silicon Valley and Sydney.

Building a Better Working World winner

A special award to recognise and celebrate an entrepreneur inspired to make the world work better.

Paul Thandi

Paul Thandi
NEC Group

necgroup.co.uk | @thenecgroup

NEC Group is one of the world’s top venue management companies, operating the NEC, ICC, Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena and the Vox Conference Centre.

EY Family Business of Excellence winner

In recognition of leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families.

Peter, Philip & Robert Salt

Peter, Philip & Robert Salt
Salts Healthcare

salts.co.uk | @SaltsHealthcare

 

North winners

Overall winner

Di Walker

Di Walker
Karro Food Group

karro.co.uk

Karro launched as a privately owned company in January 2013. They operate through integrated farming, slaughter and processing operations from nine sites across England, Scotland and Ireland. Di Walker was brought into the business in October 2013 as Executive Chair and has been crucial to its continued success.

Disruptor category winner

Debbie Bestwick

Debbie Bestwick, MBE
Team 17 Digital

team17.com | @team17ltd

Team17 is an award-winning games developer and games label founded in 1990. The games industry has become one of the fastest moving in terms of business models and the unique ways in which games are developed and distributed. Discoverability is one of the industry’s biggest challenges, but, with their agile approach, Team17 have managed to build one of the most dynamic, successful labels in the Industry.

International category winner

Richard Butterfield

Richard Butterfield
Principle

Principleglobal.com | @PrincipleGroup

Founded 30 years ago as a signage company, Principle concentrates on offering customer-focused project management over and above the product supplied. Their focus on value-added client solutions has made them into a global agency offering strategic management and implementation services on brand change projects for some of the world’s most recognisable brands.

Master category winner

David Mottershead

David Mottershead
The Little Greene Paint Company

littlegreene.com | @LittleGreene

The Little Greene Paint Company was founded in 1996 with David’s vision of providing quality paints, wallpapers and interiors across the UK and internationally. Their focus is on high-end customers, and, through growth and losses across a competitive and changeable environment over the decades, they have become a market leader in their sector, with further ambitions on the horizon.

Scale Up category winner

Sarah Louise & Daniel Fairburn

Sarah Louise & Daniel Fairburn
L J Fairburn & Son

ljfairburnpoultry.co.uk | @FairburnsEggs

L J Fairburn & Son, a family business established 65 years ago, is now one of the largest shell egg producers, packers and suppliers in the UK. Every week they produce 15.2 million eggs for leading UK supermarkets consisting of organic, free range, barn and colony. The company’s turnover has continued to increase, and their business growth this year alone, driven by premium egg types, is impressive.

Transformational Leader category winner

Di Walker

Di Walker
Karro Food Group

karro.co.uk

Karro launched as a privately owned company in January 2013.They operate through integrated farming, slaughter and processing operations from nine sites across England, Scotland and Ireland. Di Walker was brought into the business in October 2013 as Executive Chair and has been crucial to its continued success.

Rising Star category winner

Tayyab Akhlaq

Tayyab Akhlaq
Public Desire

Publicdesire.com | @PublicDesire

Founded in 2013, Public Desire has fast become a leading fashion-forward retailer and industry innovator. When it first launched its Instagram channel it used it as a way of building the brand rather than simply a place to post images, and now has over one million followers, and its innovative loyalty programme integrates spend with social sharing – all of which has created an innovative market retail leader.

Building a Better Working World category winner

A special award to recognise and celebrate an entrepreneur inspired to make the world work better.

Dr Dawn Cranswick

Dr Dawn Cranswick
PNE Group

pne.org | @pnegroup

PNE Group started in 1980 as a social enterprise aiming to help people start their own business, and, in turn, overcome unemployment challenges in the North East created by a shrinking industrial economy. Now operating internationally, the Group has worked with over 10,000 start-ups, helped 80,000 people with their professional development, and is enabling positive social and economic change.

EY Family Business of Excellence winner

In recognition of leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families.

Stuart Paver

Stuart Paver
Pavers Shoes

Pavers.co.uk | @paversshoes

Founded in 1971, Pavers Shoes provides comfortable, quality, good value footwear in the UK and Ireland. Its overseas venture, ‘Pavers England’, based in Dubai, specialises in comfort footwear and operates in retail locations throughout the Middle East, India, and Sri Lanka employing 1,600 staff.

Scotland winners

Overall winner

Edel Harris

Edel Harris
Cornerstone

cornerstone.org.uk | @CornerstoneScot

Founded in 1980, Cornerstone provides care and support to children, adults and families with a disability or other needs in communities across Scotland through the provision of care homes, residential housing support services and community based provisions.

Disruptor category winner

Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid
RHA

rha-audio.com | @RHA

RHA was founded in 2011, based in Glasgow and has a presence in over 30 countries. It is an international, portable audio company dedicated to the design and manufacture of innovative, technology-led consumer and high-fidelity products.

International category winner

Craig Gallagher

Craig Gallagher
MB Aerospace

mbaerospace.com | @MB_Aero

Founded in 2000 MB Aerospace manufacture complex performance critical aero-engine components. They serve the world’s three largest suppliers of jet engines and employ 1,600 staff in the USA, UK and Poland.

Master category winner

Calum Smeaton

Calum Smeaton
TVSquared

tvsquared.com| @tvsquared

TVSquared is the gold standard for measuring and optimising television. They work with more than 400 brands, agencies and networks in 50+ countries. Their work varies from improving the performance of on-air campaigns, optimising media spend, informing planning, buying and impact.

Scale Up category winner

Neil Lapping

Neil Lapping
Macs Adventures

macsadventure.com | @macsadventure

Founded in 2003, Macs Adventure arranges walking and cycling holidays for independently minded people. They operate more than 450 self-guided walking and cycling trips in over 35 countries.

Transformational Leader category winner

Alan Foy

Alan Foy
Smart Metering Systems

sms-plc.com | @SMS_plc

Smart Metering Systems plc (SMS) is a UK based company, owning, operating, connecting and maintaining metering systems. The company provides an integrated and full service from beginning to completion, with everything project managed along the way.

Rising Star category winner

Magnus Houston

Magnus Houston
Coast & Glen

coastandglen.com | @coastandglen

Founded in 2011, Coast & Glen is a seafood and game wholesaler. Initially supplying local restaurants and hotels with fresh fish and seafood landed by local fishermen, they have now successfully diversified their offering to include retail.

Building a Better Working World category winner

A special award to recognise and celebrate an entrepreneur inspired to make the world work better.

Edel Harris

Edel Harris
Cornerstone

cornerstone.org.uk | @CornerstoneScot

Founded in 1980, Cornerstone provides care and support to children, adults and families with a disability or other needs in communities across Scotland through the provision of care homes, residential housing support services and community based provisions.

EY Family Business of Excellence winner

In recognition of leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families.

Sir Arnold Clark

Sir Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited

arnoldclark.com | @ArnoldClark

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