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Breakthrough Award

Our 2021 awards are now closed and the winners were announced on 16 July. We’ll be back next year but in the meantime, join Generation Next to grow your network.

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Breakthrough Award

The Breakthrough Award recognises new businesses – established in the past three years – which have achieved consistent growth backed by strong financial performance under the leadership of a young professional. Entrants will also be able to demonstrate current activity to grow market share and the effect this is having on business performance.


Daniel Jones – Professional Heating Solutions


Holly Daulby – Honest Communications

Max Poynton, Jacob Watts and Matthew Bond – Project D

Kate Johnson – Rate Social

Junyi Xiao – W&W Trading and Consulting


The Generation Next Awards 2021 aired on YouTube on Friday 16 July, where young professionals and entrepreneurs from across the East Midlands were celebrated through a virtual ceremony.

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