Awesome Foundation May Fellowship

As a trustee of the London chapter of the Awesome Foundation I chaired the inaugural meeting and oversaw our very first grant in London. The winner was Oscar Lhermite, a London-based French artist and designer, who’s Big Dipper Project wowed the crowds with its style and audacity. You can read more on the Awesome Foundation blog and can see Oscar’s crazy presentation here

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

I was privileged to be amongst the winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards last week. Nick Jenkins, of Moonpig was the overall winner, and below is the full list of my most esteemed company:


  • Tony Goodwin, Chairman & CEO, Antal International Limited , based in London
  • Glenn Elliott, Managing Director, Asperity Employee Benefits Limited, based in London
  • Simon Wajcenberg, CEO, Clash Media Advertising Limited, based in London
  • Ben Langdon, CEO, Digital Marketing Group plc, based in London
  • Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director, Divine Chocolate Limited, based in London
  • Emma Bridgewater, Founder, Emma Bridgewater Limited, based in London
  • Duncan Goose, Managing Director, Global Ethics Limited, based in London
  • Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive Officer, Misys plc, based in London
  • Richard Moross, CEO and Founder, Moo Print Limited, based in London
  • Nick Jenkins, Chairman, Limited, based in London
  • Ayman Asfari, Group Chief Executive, Petrofac Limited, based in London
  • Duncan Grierson, Founder & CEO, Sterecycle Limited , based in London
  • Michael Tobin, CEO, Telecity Group plc, based in London
  • Christian Nellemann, Joint Founder and Chief Executive Officer, XLN Telecom Holdings Limited, based in London


  • Graham Baker, Chairman, Butcher’s Pet Care Limited , based in Crick, Northamptonshire
  • James Benamor, Managing Director, Richmond Group Limited, based in Bournemouth
  • Julian Dunkerton, CEO, SuperGroup PLC, based in Cheltenham
  • Debbie Scott, Chief Executive, Tomorrow’s People Trust Limited, based in Hastings, East Sussex
  • Richard Green, Chief Executive Officer, Ubisense Trading Limited, based in Cambridge