One of 2016’s HWYE finalists, Darren Chadwick, has made sustainability his business. He started Brite Green in 2007 and it’s now an award-winning corporate responsibility strategy consultancy. He explains how embedding sustainability into his own company, as well as his clients’ companies, has unlocked significant growth.
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Today we’re delighted to announce the launch of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition for 2017 and we hope to motivate all you young entrepreneurs in the Thames Valley in your business endeavours with a range of incentives.
The Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition 2016 has culminated in an exciting finals.
Dan Greenall of Oxford Vapours was the overall winner and the other finalists were: Ahmed Yar Khan and Allahyar Khan of AKD Facilities Management; Darren Chadwick of Brite Green; Reni Reis of Electric Mania and Richard and Tim Woods of Yomp Marketing.
Dan Greenall explained that he started his company, Oxford Vapours Ltd., to sell products which would help people stop smoking. His entrepreneurial spirit started at the age of 13 when he sold confectionary and drinks at school to earn some pocket money and he intends to move into the property market in the future.
Haines Watts has published the results of its recent survey looking into the reasons that business owners run their own company and their motivation and aspirations.
Entitled ‘For Love or Money? The secret life of the business owner’, the survey focuses on three areas: ‘wealth, investments and spending habits’; ‘ongoing motivations for running a business’ and ‘advice to your younger self about running a business’.
Thank you to everyone who has entered this year’s Haines Watts’ Young Entrepreneur competition, which has now closed. There have been some amazing, high-calibre entries.
The five finalists are currently being selected via interview with Partners at Haines Watts offices in the Thames Valley. The finals take place on 17th November.
An illustration of the standard of applicants we get for the HWYE competition is provided by the fact that many of our previous finalists have gone on to gain further accolades for their enterprise.