South Devon business owner bids to succeed Apprentice winner as Entrepreneur of the Year

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South Devon business owner bids to succeed Apprentice winner as Entrepreneur of the Year

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Elliott Myatt, managing director at Kingsbridge’s Play Area Hygiene Services, has been nominated in the Entrepreneur of Year category at the UK Business Awards.

Raised in South Devon and having attended Kingsbridge Community College, in three years Elliott has proven himself an astute businessman, growing the revenue of his business, 100% year-on-year since its foundation, and on course to hit their target £1.2 million revenue for this financial year.

This effort has been recognised, with Elliott shortlisted for the Entrepreneur of the Year at the UKBA 2019, with the final due to take place in London at the end of the year.

Elliott was delighted with the award:

“I’m humbled to have been selected as a finalist in these awards, and I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved over the last three years. It feels like this nomination is the culmination of a lot of hard work, and we’ll have our fingers crossed on the day. But in terms of the bigger picture, we’re a long way from being done – we’re fiercely ambitious and we’ll continue to grow, creating and maintaining jobs in the South Devon area and providing excellence in our industry.”

The UK Business Awards are some of the most coveted in the UK, with giants like Aldi, Virgin Money and Barclays running out as winners in previous years; not to mention Apprentice winner Mark Wright, who in 2018 scooped up the very same award that Elliott is vying for this year.

Elliott’s nomination is inspirational. He struggled at school with dyslexia and chose not to go down the traditional university pathway, moving into the hospitality industry.

It was then, as he was working as a chef that he and his business partner, Guy, saw a gap in the market and an opportunity to build something of their own.

Despite their impressive achievements over the three years, Elliott and his team have no intention of slowing down.

Moving forwards, he has every intention of taking the indoor and outdoor play and installation company global, as well as inspiring more young people to have the confidence to set up their own businesses.


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