One of the major accolades, Young Entrepreneur, was awarded to Matt Brooke-Smith, the founder of Future Workshops, which delivers innovative mobile applications for premium brands. The award for Developing Entrepreneur was given to Sean Bowen, co-founder of Push Technology, an innovative technology and solutions specialist.
Philip Evans, the founder of PEX Software, which delivers technology solutions to the UK’s leading property companies, picked up the award for Emerging Entrepreneur. Aidan Cooney, founder of sports information provider, Opta Sports Data won the Enterprise Award while Rob Wirszycz, coach of two of this year’s award nominees, was named Mentor of the Year. Peter Baumann, CEO of information management and data solutions company, Active Navigation was presented with the Recovery Entrepreneur Award in recognition of outstanding personal and company achievements.
Information Technologists’ Company Awards Chairman, John O’Connell said, “the awards are specifically designed to celebrate the most successful entrepreneurs in the ITC mentoring programme. The outstanding overall quality of this year’s entries demonstrates that the spirit of enterprise is alive and well in the UK. It was a difficult decision for the judging panel. Award winners deserve all the accolades they will receive for being publically acknowledged as leaders in their chosen field.”
Dr Steve Garnett says: “During my career I have joined a number of software start-ups in their earliest stages of development. I chose to join these companies based largely on the drive and entrepreneurial vision of the people at the top and I see the same energy and passion in tonight’s award winners. I’m sure their dedication and commitment to the principles of entrepreneurship will ensure they go on to achieve great success in the future.”