Sixteen entrepreneurs from across the Midlands have been shortlisted for a prestigious business award.
The finalists – which represent 15 businesses from the region – have been selected for EY’s 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year UK program.
The Midlands-based entrepreneurs are part of a 104-strong group of business leaders which have been shortlisted as regional finalists across the UK, from a vast range of sectors from technology to healthcare.
The Midlands finalists are:
- Amrit Chandan – CEO of Aceleron, Bromsgrove;
- Jamie Mitchell – founder of Low6, Solihull;
- Edward Lovett – CEO of The Collecting Group Limited, UK-wide;
- Tina Warner-Keogh and Tom Warner – co-founder and co-founder and CEO of Warner’s Distillery, Northamptonshire;
- James Haslam – CEO of Calztec Limited, Bromsgrove;
- Christopher Woods – CEO and founder of CyberQ Group, Birmingham;
- Melissa Snover – CEO and founder of Rem3dy Health ltd, Birmingham;
- Malek Rahimi – managing director of BDR Group, Stratford upon Avon;
- Gurdev Mattu – managing director of Fashion UK Ltd, Leicester;
- Nick Moutter – CEO of MOOT, Stafford;
- Jitha Singh – managing director of CBS Packaging Group, West Bromwich;
- Paul Cox – CEO of Reconomy UK Ltd, Telford;
- Jonathan Evans – CEO and chairman of Ash & Lacy Holdings Ltd, West Bromwich;
- Jason Yates – owner and managing director of CST Pharma Group Holdings Ltd, Walsall;
- Oliver Waring – CEO of Reflex Vehicle Hire Limited, Loughborough.
Chris Romans, EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK partner sponsor in the Midlands said: “The innovation, leadership and positive societal contribution made by entrepreneurs plays an important role in inspiring the next generation of business leaders, today and tomorrow.
“It’s great to welcome this year’s regional finalists from the Midlands into our entrepreneurial community and to see the range of different industries represented. The innovation shown by these individuals in leading their businesses is vital to fueling growth in the local economy, creating jobs and helping. to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit across the region.
“The program continues to celebrate the UK’s best entrepreneurial talent, recognizing innovators from across the country and creating a community of unstoppable entrepreneurs that are positively impacting people and their communities whilst leaving a lasting business legacy.”
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Four regional judging panels will meet at the end of this month, with national finalists set to be announced in September.
The overall winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK will be revealed in November.