Winner: Jake Wright (Click Entertainment Ltd)
Click Entertainment is a leading worldwide distributor of video games, consoles and accessories.
Jake Wright, head of business development for Click Entertainment, said: “Croydon is fantastic in terms of the staff we have found from the town. There is a lot of young talent within our team which has helped our business to grow.”
Nicolina Andall, chair of Croydon Chamber of Commerce and a commercial solicitor for Andall Legal, said: “The quality and quantity of entrepreneurs we have in Croydon never ceases to amaze me. During the interview process I asked each finalist for a word that describes the reason for their success: relationships, adaptation, learning, development, passion, drive, ambition and persistence. In my opinion, Jake has them all.
Highly commended: Ahzaz Chowdhury (Nudge Factory). Commended: Justin Owens (Silverleaf Group & the Croydon Creative). Other finalists: Joe Arnold (Arnold & Baldwin Chartered Surveyors), Jacqui Marola (Jam Hair Sanderstead), Nisha Menon (Nikasu Foods UK Ltd), Wasim Hassanali (Students Achieve Ltd), Chris Giggins (Uniqodo Ltd).