26th Edition of the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards: Western Region winners

The 2018 Entrepreneur Of The Year award ceremony for the Western Region was held on 25 September in Nantes. Here is the full list of this edition’s winners by category.



Entrepreneur of the Year
This award celebrates an entrepreneur for his or her exceptional track record and for the performance of their business. The Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Yves Guillemot – Ubisoft.


Strategic Vision
This award celebrates an entrepreneur who, after his or her business had been affected by upheavals, began a successful transformation of its business model taking the view that change is an opportunity. This award was presented to Charles Kloboukoff – Compagnie Biodiversité.




Global Player

This award celebrates the entrepreneur whose company is international leader on its market, and whose strategy and culture are oriented towards international business. The Global Player award was presented to Clémentine Gallet – Coriolis Composites.


Family Business

This award celebrates a family business having defined a long-term strategy built on transparent values and governance. The award was presented to Pierre Rousseau – Groupe Rapido.



Start-Up of the Year

This award celebrates a young business with “strong potential” that has demonstrated innovation on its market and is likely to be one of the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. The Start-Up of the Year award was presented to Franck Zal – Hemarina.



This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur who has conceived a business model that challenges market codes. The Disruptor award was presented to Thibaut Jarousse – 10-Vins.


Born Global

This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur whose business model displays the greatest international potential. The Born Global award was presented to Christophe Goasguen – Imeon Energy.


General Public

This award celebrates the start-up nominee preferred by the public at large on an online voting platform. The General Public award was won by Richard Forest – SEAir.



Societal Commitment
This award celebrates a solidarity-minded entrepreneur who looks beyond the economic purpose of his or her business to provide innovative solutions to societal problems. The Societal Commitment award was presented to Jean-Marc Richard – Fondation AMIPI-Bernard Vendre.


Verlingue, partnering the Entrepreneur Of The Yeat programme since 2012, invites you to the Greather Southern Region award ceremony on 27 september in Toulouse.