Our founder & CEO has just scooped a prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award , after being chosen by the independent panel of judges, chaired by former Rank Group CEO Ian Burke.
Sponsored by Credit Suisse and hosted by the BBC’s Jeremy Vine, the awards dinner was held in London last night and Errol competed with over 50 inspirational business leaders across London and the South.
We’re all as pleased as punch for him because it’s one of the world’s most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs. The scheme encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
It’s also an incredible achievement since it’s Errol’s fourth major entrepreneurial award in the last 12 months and his sixth since starting Wonga! Others include the TechCrunch Europas, Founder of the Year; Fast Growth Business Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year; Digital Entrepreneur of the Year and Credit Suisse Entrepreneur of the Year. Errol will go on to compete in the national round for online products and services this October.
We’re proud to add it to the awards cabinet and are delighted for all the other winners too. It was a great evening.