The 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year award ceremony for the Northern Region was held on 5 October in Lille. Here is the full list of this edition’s winners by category.
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 Timothée Tronet, CEO of Fresh Burritos.
Every year, the judges have the possibility to award a special prize to an entrepreneur or an organisation. The Jury Favourite award was presented to Olivier Verriez, chairman of the HPL group.
This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur whose business model displays the greatest international potential. The Born Global award was presented to Pierrick Mathieu, founder of Powerling.
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 Frédéric Gauchet, chairman of Minafin.
This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur who has conceived a business model that challenges market codes. The Disruptor award was presented to Tom Gauthier, founder manager of V-Cult.
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 by Christian Belval, Northern Region director at Verlingue to Thomas Labrunye, chairman and CEO of Bulle de Linge.
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 Elisabeth Dargent, GM at Main Forte.
This award celebrates a family business having defined a long-term strategy built on transparent values and governance. The award was presented by Christian Belval (Verlingue) to Jean-Loïc Metayer, chairman of Metarom.
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 Gauthier Vignon and Matthieu Régnier, chairman and general manager of Dagoma.
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 Octave Klaba, chairman and CEO of OVH.
Verlingue, partnering the Entrepreneur Of The Year programme since 2012, invites you to the National Award Ceremony on Tuesday 17 October in Paris – at the Salle Pleyel.