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Entrepreneur of the Year

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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Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognises a dynamic, creative, and visionary young business leader. It seeks to award a successful entrepreneur with the drive and ambition to carry innovative strategies which contribute to the growth of their business. Colleagues who work with an inspirational young leader should put forward a nomination for this award.


Max Poynton, Jacob Watts and Matthew Bond – Project D


Trent Peek – CCM Group

Holly Daulby – Honest Communications

Jordana Chin – Nutri2Go Ltd

Aaron Gent – Aroment


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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Breakthrough Award

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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.
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