Entrepreneur of the Year

This award recognises the professional who has most effectively identified a business opportunity and has overseen the launch and growth of an enterprise in financial services. All relevant types of entrepreneurship will be considered – whether related to product, service, business development processes, technology, staff/client management or any other area.


This award is open to all individuals that have set-up a business within financial services and based on
activities over the 2017 calendar year.

All entrants must be aged 30 years or younger for the duration of the work being completed between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Submission criteria and requirements

Please answer the following questions (400 words max per question):

  • What makes you stand out as an entrepreneur in your industry?
  • How has your innovation positively impacted your organisation or industry, detailing the success
    of these initiatives?
  • What has been your biggest success?
  • Describe how you inspire and motivate people in your workplace and your contribution to the
    development of the community.
  • Detail one major obstacle you faced in the pursuit of innovation and how you overcame it?

Supporting documentation

Optional: Please include any supporting material in your submission so that the judges can consider it. This material can include references, testimonials, statistics, video, media coverage and financial or business metrics and/or statements and third-party independent data reports to support your submission.

We also encourage entrants to submit an optional short video - up to 30 seconds long - answering the question, “What does success mean to you?”