Shortlist for entrepreneur of the year announced

Category one of many featured in the Smith & Williamson National Business Awards

10 of the top entrepreneurs in the country have been shortlisted at the Smith & Williamson National Business Awards.

The entrepreneur of the year category is one of 18 that celebrate the top organisations and individuals in British business.

Across all categories there are more than 140 nominees for awards including the customer focus awards, growth business of the year and employer of the year.

The nominees for entrepreneur of the year include MVF Titus Sharpe and Andrew Yates of Artesian Solutions. Among the companies a wide range is represented, from sectors including recruitment and children’s clothing.

>See also: Harnessing fear – my first year as an entrepreneur

Tom Broughton, programme director of the National Business Awards, said: “This shortlist is a selection of highly impressive business figures that have demonstrated a keen entrepreneurial mind over the past year – and have consequentially helped further progress their businesses both financially and in terms of scale.”

The finalists for the award are:

Gary and Carmen Lewis, A1 Pharmaceuticals Plc

Robert Camp, Stephens Scown

Sean Ramsden, Ramsden International

Daniel Robinson, Gus Robinson Developments Ltd

Daniel Gilbert, Brainlabs Digital

Titus Sharpe, MVF

Crispin Moger, Marmalade

Danny Bluestone, Cyber-Duck

Andrew Yates, Artesian Solutions

Debra Charles, Novacroft

Further reading: Five business giants who failed first time round

Praseeda Nair

Kellen Rempel

Praseeda was Editor for GrowthBusiness.co.uk from 2016 to 2018.

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