Latest News | 28 November 2023

Bondholders triumph at entrepreneur awards

Colleague Box
Champions (UK) plc
Ocean King
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Marketing Derby Bondholders have tasted success at awards which recognise the UK’s top entrepreneurs.

At the recent Great British Entrepreneur Awards in London, Colleague Box, Champions Plc and Ocean King all picked up awards.

At the event, husband and wife Adam and Natalie Bamford, founders of corporate gifting company Colleague Box, were named joint winners of the Midlands Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, Matthew Hayes, from Champions Plc, was awarded the Midlands Global Entrepreneur of the Year title.

And Steve Thai, founder of Ocean King, collected the Midlands Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Recognised annually as one of the most prestigious accolades in the entrepreneurial world, The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards received more than 5,000 applications this year.

Speaking about Colleague Box’s success, Adam said: “As a husband-and-wife team working from our spare room, winning the Start-up of the Year award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards – a national award that has seen the likes of BrewDog, Dr PawPaw and Zilch win previously – is amazing.

“The journey has been a labour of love, and we are beyond grateful for this recognition.

“It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication and passion that our entire team has poured into building Colleague Box.”

Francesca James, founder of The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: “I am thrilled to witness the extraordinary achievements of this year’s winners.

“Their success stories are a testament to the dynamic and innovative spirit that thrives within UK entrepreneurship.

“These inspiring entrepreneurs embody the creativity, determination and passion that are at the heart of our nation’s business success.

“Their accomplishments not only celebrate their own journeys but also light the way for future generations of innovators and business leaders.”

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