Titus Shape named Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year
MVF CEO Titus Sharpe was named the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Awards gala dinner ceremony last night, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
This award recognizes an enterprising individual who has achieved sustainable levels of growth and financial performance through a culture of innovation, market knowledge, and talent development.
Titus Sharpe, CEO of MVF Global said, “It feels phenomenal to have won it, it really is an honour and I still can’t quite believe it! I think people will be stunned, we work out of this small town in London, Kentish Town, and people won’t know our organisation exists so it will be phenomenal for the local area, it’s brilliant!”
Guy Rigby, head of entrepreneurial services at Smith & Williamson and chair of judges for the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year award, said: “Titus is an inspiring choice and a wonderful ambassador for the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year Award. With a young and engaged workforce, and with customers in over 100 countries, he has masterminded the growth of one of the most exciting and pioneering scale-up businesses in the UK.”
Over 1200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel for the 14th annual National Business Awards. The Awards were presented by Sky News’ Ian King and Poppy Trowbridge and welcomed former Astronaut and second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin as headline speaker.
British Prime Minister David Cameron opened proceedings at the ceremony with a message for this year’s finalists. He told the audience: “I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you on behalf of the whole country, for all that you’re doing to create jobs and growth in Britain...tonight we celebrate all that you’re doing, from your leadership in digital and innovation, to the Duke of York’s new award for University Entrepreneurship, these awards are rightly the Oscars of great British business.
“The awards recognise people who have the guts to strike out on their own, who have the tenacity to work hard for every deal and who have the innovation and vision that lets you grow your business and take new people on. Its people like you who are making this the most entrepreneurial and dynamic period in our country’s recent history. So thank you again for all you’re doing.”
The winners across all 18 categories included Crown Paints Limited, which triumphed in the Grichan Partnership Sustainable Business of the Year category, Premiership Rugby, winner of The Corporate Citizenship Award, and The Body Coach, winner of the Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year.
Find out more about the Winners at the National Business Awards 2015.