IFA business Group 300 chief executive Chris Batten is through to the reg-ional finals of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
Batten has passed the first three stages of the nomination process and is waiting to see whether he will be selected for the national final in London.
He has provided award judges with a full report of his achievements to date along with a full analysis of Group 300.
The judging criteria included growth in turn-over, profit and employee numbers.
Judges will look at inn-ovation, development of creative and ingenious production, marketing and selling techniques and the extent of expansion into national and international markets.
The award has been running for 18 years, recognising 900 entrepreneurs in 150 cities across 35 countries.
It was established to recognise entrepreneurs whose ingenuity and perseverance has created and sustained successful growing business ventures.
The award is sponsored in the UK by the London Stock Exchange and is backed by the DTI and the Institute of Directors.
Batten says: “Today's truly successful entrepreneur will not be phased by past failures and experiences and will embrace technology and innovation.”