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EN North West Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013 - Winners

Colin Stevens, founder of Better Bathrooms, was named as the EN North West Entrepreneur of the Year at the glittering EN awards ceremony at Mere Golf Resort & Spa. It was a double whammy for Stevens as he also bagged the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

We had a record number of nominations for this year’s event, which was once again, a sell-out. The cream of the North West’s entrepreneurial crop were all present to enjoy the 12th annual awards ceremony.

TV weather presenter Sian Lloyd hosted proceedings and Michael Portillo, former MP turned political broadcaster, provided the after-dinner entertainment.

This year’s judging panel consisted of Rachel Elnaugh, former Dragons’ Den star and creator of experiences brand Red Letter Days, Chilli Marketing’s Gareth Whittle, Rob Cotton, chief executive of NCC Group and Secured Mail founder Mark Bigley.

The calibre of entrants was extremely high this year, especially the Start-Up Company of the Year category, which is perhaps proof that the recovery is well under way.

Trolex, a global manufacturer of gas detection systems, won the International Trade Award and managing director Glyn Pierce-Jones was on hand to collect the all-important trophy.

Michael Howard, founder of Urban Bubble, was named Property Entrepreneur of the Year.

Hiring-Hub.com won Most Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, while Ross Mackenzie, founder of Black Dog Ballroom Group, walked away with the Retail and Leisure Entrepreneur of the Year award.

The Seafood Pub Company picked up the Start-up Company of the Year prize and the Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Mark Pegler, of ParkCloud.

Oliver Yeates, founder of Clicky Media, picked up the Digital and Media Entrepreneur of the Year prize, while Robinsons Brewery was named Family Business of the Year.

The most Entrepreneurial PR/Marketing Firm was MC2 and Tracy Mort, the founder of Grace Cole was named the Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

By Kirsty Hewitt

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