Calling all Croydon Entrepreneurs – this award was made for you!

Calling all Croydon Entrepreneurs – this award was made for you!

Is your business going places in Croydon? Do you have vision and a formula for success in the UK’s fastest growing economy?

If you’ve answered “yes,” you could be Croydon’s next Entrepreneur of the Year.

The 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year, Jake Wright, Click Entertainment, with judge Nicolina Andall, Croydon Chamber.

The prestigious Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2017 in association with Gatwick Airport is looking for the borough’s best businesses. Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the most hotly contested of the 14 awards categories which recognise and reward the successes and achievements of Croydon’s booming business community.

Sponsored by Sussex Innovation Centre, this award will go to the outstanding individual who displays the entrepreneurial traits of drive, ambition, vision, tenacity, inspirational leadership, inventiveness and confidence.

The judges will also be looking for the ability to overcome barriers, strong financial performance, a clear plan for sustained growth, as well as business innovation and differentiation.

Urging companies to enter, Saffron Saunders, Community and Events Manager at Sussex Innovation Centre, said: “We have sponsored this category to celebrate the individuals who really go that extra mile to propel their business to success.

“Croydon has gained national recognition as the fastest growing UK region and these awards are a positive celebration of all the hard work being done to make that a reality. We encourage every company to enter – it’s a fabulous way to reflect on the great work achieved over the past year.”

The closing date for entries is Friday, June 23. If you know someone who deserves to be celebrated for putting their ideas into practice, you can nominate them at on the Home page of this site: