EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Entrepreneur Of The Year UK has been celebrating, supporting and connecting entrepreneurs since it first launched in the UK over 20 years ago.

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Congratulations to the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 UK award winners


UK overall winner
Ben Francis, Gymshark

One To Watch
Darina Garland & Kristian Tapaninaho
Ooni Pizza Ovens

EY Lifetime Achievement award 
Sherry Coutu CBE

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Here’s to the unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world

Humanity is capable of great things. But to build something of long-term value takes grit, persistence and a sense of ambition that’s free of doubt or fear. It takes a special kind of leader to ignore the critics and transform a blue-sky dream into a new reality that contributes value and purpose beyond simple profits. We call these entrepreneurs the unstoppables — those whose unbounded ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world.

Recognising our entrepreneurs

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme was established more than 30 years ago and today operates in more than 60 countries and 145 cities around the world.

By participating in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, entrepreneurs can connect with their peers, access relevant insights to help navigate their growth journey and raise the profile of their companies and teams. Each programme culminates in the announcement of an overall winner who then competes for the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award.

Entrepreneur Of The Year UK runs in four regions – London & South East, Midlands & South West, North, and Scotland. Entrants compete in their regional programme based on their business’ main location. The UK programme is more than a business award – it’s part of a global programme which helps entrepreneurial businesses around the world. 


Winner testimonials

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

Steve Jackson OBE DL, Recycling Lives
2019 UK overall winner 

“The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme is a great opportunity not only to showcase you and your achievements, but also provides an excellent platform to promote everything your business stands for.”

Mohsin and Zuber Issa EG Group 2018 Overall category winners

Mohsin and Zuber Issa, EG Group
2018 Overall category winners

“EY Entrepreneur of the Year provides an excellent platform for us to share our journey and learn from other inspirational leaders”

Chris Hulatt & Simon Rogerson, Octopus Group, 2017 UK overall winner

Chris Hulatt & Simon Rogerson, Octopus Group,
2017 UK overall winners

“The programme has built a brilliant reputation over the years as a great place not only for entrepreneurs to be recognised for their achievements but also to meet likeminded people running businesses very similar to ours.”

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