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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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.

Celebrating, supporting and connecting remarkable UK entrepreneurs

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists are assessed by an independent panel of judges, most of whom have previously participated in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year UK programme.

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Congratulations to the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 UK finalists

London & South East

Dominic Joseph and Adam Ludwin

Dominic Joseph & Adam Ludwin

Jacqueline O'Donovan

Jacqueline O'Donovan 
Managing Director
O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd

Jason du Preez

Jason du Preez 
CEO and Co-founder

Midlands & South West

Ben Francis

Ben Francis
Founder & Chief Brand Officer

Byron Dixon

Byron Dixon
CEO & Founder

Simon Hirst

Dr Simon Hirst
Sygnature Discovery


Faisal Lalani and Jamil Mawji

Faisal Lalani and Jamil Mawji
Co-founders and Directors
National Care Group Ltd 

Richard Barlow

Richard Barlow
CEO & Founder


About the Programme 

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 in more than 145 cities in over 50 countries.


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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