Shortlist announced for the 7th Annual Enterprise Awards

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Sam Mohr
Date
 16 June, 2017
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Adthena CEO Ian O’Rourke earlier this week attended the Enterprise Awards at the Dorchester Hotel to see the winners and shortlist of the annual awards revealed. Ian was again recognised for his impressive entrepreneurship in growing Adthena, making the shortlist of the Developing Entrepreneur category.

Uniquely focused on Founders, rather than Companies, the Enterprise Awards recognises those that demonstrate vision, growth, innovation, funding, use of capital, use of resources, strategy, execution, ambition, and determination to succeed. Previous winners include the founders of British unicorns FanDuel and Transferwise.

John O’Connell, Chairman of the Scaleup Group and founder of the Enterprise Awards, said: “From edtech entrepreneurs to cyber security specialists, fintech innovators and engineers revolutionising the energy industry – every company at this year’s Enterprise Awards is at the forefront of their fields. They exemplify the mission of the awards to recognise leaders at every stage in their careers that have or will make a significant impact on their industry.

“Entrepreneurship is key to the success of the UK economy, and we continue to be encouraged and impressed by the standard of leaders in this country through the Enterprise Awards. This year was record breaking for us in terms of applications which is indicative of the number of quality of innovative founders we have here in the UK. Two-thirds of this year’s Enterprise Awards entrants are growing at over 50% per annum; 5 of those shortlisted for the Enterprise Awards are growing at 100% per annum and over £300 million growth capital has been raised from institutions. I’m already excited to see next year’s crop.”

The winners and shortlisted are:

 

 

Young Entrepreneur

Winner: Christopher Baker-Brian, Co-founder & CTO, BBOXX

Shortlisted: Dr. Steve Marsh, Founder & CEO, GeoSpock Ltd

Ollie Purdue, CEO, Loot Financial Services Ltd

Martin Sweeney, CEO, Ravelin

 

Evergreen Entrepreneur

Winner: Imam Hoque, Founder & COO, Quantexa

Shortlistd: Gareth Cooke and Gareth Coombes, Founders & Directors, Teaching Continua

 

Female Entrepreneur

Winner: Julie Walters, Founder, Raremark

Shortlised: _ Debbie Wosskow OBE and Anna Jones, Co-founders, Allbright Ltd

Laura Hutton, Founder & Executive Director, Quantexa

Irra Ariella Khi, CEO, Vchain Technologies

 

Social Enterprise

Winner: Laurence Kemball-Cook, Founder & CEO, Pavegen

Shortlisted: Douglas and Estelle Lloyd, Founders, Azoomee

Martin Ijaha, Co-founder & CEO, Neyber

Daniel and Adam Pike, Co-founders, SuperCarers.com

 

Public Sector

Winner: Paul Volkaerts, Founder & CEO, Nervecentre Software

Shortlisted: Denis Kaminskiy, CEO, Arcus Globals

Gareth Cooke and Gareth Coombes, Founders & Directors, Teaching Continua

Tom Hooper, Founder & CEO, Third Space Learning

 

Emerging Entrepreneur

Winner: Asher Ismail, CEO, miDRIVE

Shortlisted: Hellen Bowey, CEO, Alcove

Dr. Steve Marsh, Founder & CEO, GeoSpock Ltd

Matthew Elson, CEO, SHE Software

Tom Hooper, Founder & CEO, Third Space Learning

Irra Ariella Khi, CEO, Vchain Technology

 

Developing Entrepreneur

Winner: Terry Walby, Founder & CEO, Thoughtonomy

Shortlisted: Ian O’Rourke, CEO, Adthena

Jason Mohr, Founder & CEO, AnyJunk

Sean Hoban, Co-founder & CEO, Kimble Applications

Tony Pepper and Neil Larkins, CEO & COO, Egress Software Technologies

 

Enterprise Entrepreneur

Winner: John Snyder, Founder & CEO, Grapeshot

Shortlisted: Richard Jeffery, CEO, ActiveOps

Giles Palmer, Founder & CEO, Brandwatch

Jason Mohr, Founder & CEO, AnyJunk

 

Scale Up Award

Winners: Alastair Paterson & James Chappell, Co-founders & CEO & CTO, Digital Shadows

Saurav Chopra, Co-founder & CEO, Perkbox

Shortlisted: Tony Pepper and Neil Larkins, CEO & COO, Egress Software Technologies

Jacyn Heavens, Founder & CEO, Epos Now

Sean Hoban, Co-founder & CEO, Kimble Applications

Tom Adeyoola, Founder & CEO, Metail

 

Team Award

Poppy Gustafsson, Founder & CEO, Darktrace

 

Special Judges Award

Jacyn Heavens, Founder & CEO, Epos Now

 

Listed Company Award

Alastair Bathgate, CEO, Blue Prism

 

Mentor of the Year

Dr. Steve Garnett

 

Held in association with the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, the event brought together 400 members of the technology and investment community. Proceeds from the night will be donated to Sherry Coutu’s Founders4Schools, which helps schools find inspiring business leaders to speak to children in the classroom.

Details about the Enterprise Awards and the list of nominees in all categories are available at http://www.enterprise-awards.co.uk/.