Ian Morris our commercial director here at the EHL Group, swept to victory at the East Midlands Business Link Fastest 40 Awards yesterday, claiming the Fastest in Professional Services prize before being crowned Overall Winner.
Other worthy winners included Aaron Dicks and Tom Craig won the Fastest Owner-Manager prize who are founders of digital marketing agency Impression, and Ross Davies of Strafe Creative was named Fastest in the Creative Industries.
The ceremony, held at the Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice, saw top young professionals from many sectors come together to celebrate the entrepreneurial talent in the East Midlands.
As part of the ceremony the attendees were treated to an engaging speech on entrepreneurship by Ron Lynch, East Midlands regional director at the Institute of Directors.
The awards – now in their third year – were sponsored by Eden PR, Else Solicitors, HR Protected, Press for Attention PR and Streets Chartered Accountants. James Pinchbeck, marketing partner at Streets; Kathryn Greenwood, joint MD at Eden; Liz Strama, MD at HR Protected; and Adam Gilbert, partner at Else all presented awards on the night.
Ian Morris said:
“I’m unexpectedly ecstatic, not least because I know some of the other people who were shortlisted in my category and I thought they would be clear winners. It was a pleasant surprise to be named Fastest in Professional Services, but to be crowned Overall Winner is absolutely amazing. I owe this to everyone at EHL, and especially Sarah McDowell from EHL Marketing who wrote my submission. I wouldn’t be here without them”.