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2023 Winners

Congratulations to our EntreConf Awards 2023 Winners



“Impressive growth, appealing strategy, strong fundraising, scalable tech: it is so well-positioned for D2C clients regionally through to internationally. Smart, ambitious entrepreneurialism.” | @huboofulfilment


Digital Wonderlab

“B Corp certified exemplars of ‘creating the world as you’d wish it’. Distinctive culture integrated with a clear sense of purpose and plan for its team.” | @digiwonderlab

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Entrepreneur of the Year

Martin Bysh, Huboo

“Outstanding entrepreneur. Martin has done it before and he is very clearly doing it again with Huboo. Opportunity spotted, business plan executed: bravo.” | Martin Bysh

Female Entrepreneur

Hannah Walkiewicz, The Build Bristol Group

“Hannah is paving the way for women in the far from traditionally female construction industry. Energy, vision and a singular approach yielding great results.” | @thebuildbgroup

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Financial Advisor

Old Mill

“Demonstrable support for entrepreneurs powered by thoughtful approach and key acquisitions. In a sweet spot with increasing range of services while maintaining closeness to clients.” | @OldMillAFP



“Substantial growth following major US investment for this highly innovative former Uni project. Global reach, with clients from Ivy League managers to sovereign wealth investors.” | @BipsyncApp

Health & Wellbeing

EPIC Solutions

“Impressive business on multiple levels. Spotted a unique opportunity in providing expert health assessments and just went for it. Clear momentum, great prospects.” | @EPICSolutionsEX



“Stellar growth in eight years from start up to £15m sales via nearly 90 sites for this nimble catering company focused on larger scale sustainable eating.” | @cleverchefsuk

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“Long-standing advisor for entrepreneurs and funders, acting as a broker of relationships through this nexus such as a £15m US investment for entrepreneur-led security tech company.” | @thringslaw


Network N

“Cracking business: built scale in short time with no fear of failure; seized opportunities internationally in computer games sector; clever business models. Independent successfully taking on majors.” | @Network_N

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JAS Building Services

“Strong growth with sales nearly doubling, borne of a distinctive offer from this successful, restless renovation company and new business thinker.” | @jasbuilding



“£100m new funding supported fast-scale growth: annual sales up 217%, team increased to 211 from 143, 10,000 customers, 50,000 properties. The wind is truly in its sails…” | @theTRUESPEED

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“Defining year for Kelpi saw £3m seed funding to create its own lab space for R&D, attracting top-tier talent and increasing sales. Close to limitless opportunities.” | Kelpi

Small Business

Russell Communications

“Big impact in short time for this financial services specialist, borne of enduring reputation in the sector. Destined for much future success.” | @russellcomms



“Kelpi’s rising ambition prompted contracts from global cosmetic, high-end supermarkets, and coffee brands on reducing plastic use. Work includes unique development of high-performance material from seaweed.” | Kelpi

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Your Eco

“Remarkable client roster for a six-year-old business, from Tesco to Network Rail and National Trust, this £5m sales, solar energy contractor is well-placed for future growth.” | @YourEcoUK

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“Highly flexible, enterprising and impactful technology company with variety of own projects, partnerships and client work. Has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and invested in 50+ companies.” | @rocketmakers

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Young Entrepreneur

James Courtney, LUX Rewards

“With £3m in investment, James has driven annual sales nearly 4x with audience payment cards rocketing from 3m to 30m, creating over £10m of transaction value for partners.” | James Courtney

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