Indi Deol selected as finalist for Ernst & Young Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015
Representing a range of geographies and sectors, 33 companies have been shortlisted in Ernst & Young’s Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2015. The combined turnover of the companies is £2.4bn of annual revenue and they employ more than 24,000 people.
Amongst the leaders from these Midlands companies – which include firms in the technology, retail, manufacturing and healthcare sectors; Indi Deol has been selected, the Managing Director of Aidem Digital CIC.
These selected finalists will compete with each other at the Midlands final, to be held on 16 June at The Birmingham Town Hall.
Indi is very pleased with being selected as a finalist and said:
“I am delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the EY’s Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2015. Making it as a finalist for these prestigious business awards highlights that hard work, commitment and ambition to grow is being recognised by Ernst & Young.”
“Working in the digital media sector is at the heart of business growth and development today, and as a social enterprise it makes it even more important that non-profit organisations like ours are strong contenders for this award.”
“As a finalist, it will be great to meet other finalists and fellow entrepreneurs at this fantastic event.”
The 2015 Midlands judging panel will be chaired by Sir Peter Rigby, Group Chief Executive and Chairman of Rigby Group. He will be joined by 10 other Midlands business leaders, including Wayne Martin, CEO of GCI and former Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year winner.
Adrian Roberts, Midlands Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader at EY, said:
“Our 2015 finalists are all exceptional entrepreneurs, who have driven the expansion of their companies by developing strong and often differentiated propositions, through outstanding leadership. Many A member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited of them remained resilient throughout the downturn and are prospering today in the improving economy.”
“Investment in technology and innovation, and domestic and international expansion are just some of the ways these entrepreneurs are growing their businesses and positioning themselves for further expansion over the years ahead. These dynamic, fast-growing companies – and the people behind them – are vital to the Midlands’ national and global competitiveness, and these awards rightly recognise their success.”
Stuart Watson, UK Entrepreneur Of The Year Leader said:
“We need entrepreneurs now more than ever. They have been achieving success and defying the odds in times of change and upheaval, recognising opportunities to act quickly and decisively to gain market share and traction for their ideas and innovation.”
“Now in its 17th year in the UK, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year brings together dynamic business leaders of fast-growth companies who are creating growth, confidence at pace and generating positive impact in their markets at home and abroad.”
Judges for the Midlands event include Sir Peter Rigby (Group Chief Executive and Chairman, Rigby Group), the chair of the judges, Keith Bradshaw (Chairman, Listers Group Limited), Paul Thandi (CEO, NEC Group), Melanie Mills, (Chief Executive, Social Enterprise West Midlands), Karen Lowthrop MBE, (CEO, Hill Holt Wood), Dr Jason Wouhra (Director and Company Secretary, East Ends Foods) and Tim Whitard (Investment Director, Business Growth Fund)
The Midlands winners will go on to vie for the title of EY UK Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 and a chance to represent their country at a global awards ceremony in Monte Carlo in 2016.