The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017

13th November 2018


The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year

Are you an inspiring and visionary leader whose compelling idea has translated into financial success?

Has your business strategy created value for your investors?

Are you prepared to be an ambassador within the wider entrepreneurial world?

Focusing on the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary leader, this Award recognises an enterprising individual who has achieved sustained levels of growth and strong financial performance through a culture of innovation, resilience and an ethos of inspiring others through their leadership style.

Candidates need to advise what winning the Award would mean to them and how they would plan to activate / be an ambassador for the Award within the wider entrepreneurial world.

Open to individuals operating in the public, private or third sector, this Award will go to the outstanding individual who can best demonstrate the following:

Open to individuals operating in the public, private or third sector, this Award will go to the outstanding individual who can best demonstrate the following:

  • Exceptional visionary and inspirational leadership
  • Identification of a market opportunity
  • How employees and resources were applied to optimise the opportunity
  • Strong commercial performance, financial results and demonstrable growth
  • Demonstration of the creation of real shareholder value
  • Potential and plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation in products, services or processes
  • Customer engagement and loyalty
  • An ethical approach to business

If you, as the shortlisted candidate, are unable to attend the final presentation personally or virtually, you will need to submit a film of yourself giving the presentation while being able to deputise for someone else to take questions in the room.

In this category judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following areas:

Core criteria Proportion of overall score:

Growth: 20%

Inspiring and visionary leadership: 25%

Innovation: 20%

Customer engagement: 5%

Employee engagement: 5%

Organisational Ethics & Policies: 5%

Financial Performance/value creation: 20%

Previous winners

Bill Holmes, Radius Payment Solutions - The Inflexion Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

"As in every year it was a difficult choice with so many excellent contenders for Entrepreneur of the Year. Bill Holmes’ story stood out as it was so impressive. From humble beginnings 25 years ago he went from employing 3 people to now over 1000. The company is the second largest employer in the Crewe area and has offices in over 20 countries worldwide. Bill and his team have built a substantial business, a leader in its field, collectively empowering its 200,000 SME customers with a range of services from fuel purchasing, administration systems and telematics. What particularly appealed to the judges was the degree of innovation and ability to create new services for its customers as well as the level of employee of share ownership in this business now worth several hundred millions of pounds."

About Inflexion

About Inflexion

Inflexion is a leading UK mid-market private equity firm. Investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to deliver growth.

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