Ed Hollands, the founder of Bondholder mobile advertising company Driven Media has been named Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midlands.
Ed said “Wow! I can’t believe I’ve won the Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the year award for this region. It’s such an honour and I’m delighted. We’ve had four years of growth; I’d like to thank all those who’ve supported me and Driven Media including all of our clients and suppliers.”
As a regional winner Ed now goes on to the national final of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2019, being held at Dock X, Surrey Quays in London on Thursday 21st November.
Founded in 2013, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses nationwide. They celebrate the incredible stories that have taken entrepreneurs to where they are today, regardless of size or turnover. The 2019 awards programme covers eight regions across the UK.
Ed, who works with brands to advertise and get their message onto the sides and backs of lorries, trucks and vans, walked away with a £30,000 investment and the backing of Dragon Jenny Campbell in 2018, in exchange for a 20 per cent share in his business. He now has more than 100 branded lorries travelling around the UK. He is a former winner of Marketing Derby’s Rising Star award.