Entrepreneurs make it through to EY Entrepreneur Of The Year final

Entrepreneurs make it through to EY Entrepreneur Of The Year final

Five of entrepreneurs from across Yorkshire and the Humber have been listed as finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 programme.

Representing a range of sectors, the Yorkshire finalists will be joined by 19 other leaders from across the North of England at a regional awards event to be held on 20 June.

They include:

  • Disruptor category: Debbie Bestwick, CEO & Founder, Team 17 Digital Ltd
    HQ: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is one of the longest running privately owned independent games companies in the world, known in particular for its WormsTM series of games.

  • International: Richard Butterfield, Group Chairman, Principle Holdings limited
    HQ: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    Principle manages the strategy and implementation of brand projects on a global scale. Driving value for brands, Principle assesses and analyses the issue, finds the opportunity for clients and creates intelligent solutions that prove the value and implement physically with agile delivery at scale to create real impact.

  • Rising Star: Jamie Conway, CEO, Made Television Ltd
    HQ: Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Made Television is the largest regional TV operator in the UK, with channels in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool and Tyne & Wear. 

  • Scale Up: Mark Calvert, CEO, Adler & Allan
    HQ: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    Adler & Allan is a 24/7 emergency response, oil and environmental services specialist that provides clean-up, mitigation and land remediation services in response to pollution incidents such as tanker spills and major flooding incidents.

  • Transformational Leader: Diane Walker, Executive Chair, KARRO Food Group
    HQ: Malton, North Yorkshire
    KARRO is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of pork products into the retail, foodservice and export markets.

Alastair Nuttall, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year leader in Yorkshire, said: “The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme brings together the UK’s most innovative and forward thinking business leaders at events held up and down the country every year, where they can share knowledge and ideas, debate the challenges of the day, and form lasting contacts and even working partnerships.

“It serves to support the enviable entrepreneurial community we have in the UK and celebrate the contribution that it makes to the economy, creating wealth and jobs.”

Now in its 31st year globally and 19th year in the UK, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year recognises the spirit and contribution of exceptional entrepreneurs, running in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries worldwide.