Jordan Brompton and Lee Sutton, co-founders of myenergi, have topped the ‘Rising Star’ North regional category at this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. Celebrating the UK’s most ambitious business leaders, the programme recognises their ambitious journeys, disruptive thinking and commitment to making a positive impact on the economy.
Renowned for pioneering the world’s first eco-smart electric vehicle (EV) charger, the judges were impressed with myenergi’s disruptive thinking and commitment to sustainability. Since founding the business in 2016, the renewable duo have launched an industry-defining portfolio of green technologies and opened subsidiaries all over the world.
Following their regional success, Jordan and Lee will now progress to the UK finals, with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year overall winner set to be announced in November.
Jordan comments: “Being nominated in the programme – let alone taking home an award – has been a real honour. Considering the challenges of the past 18 months, it’s a privilege to be recognised for our diligence, enthusiasm and commitment to innovation.
“When Lee and I founded myenergi, the vision was simple – create a positive impact, push the boundaries of possibility and change the world through pioneering green technologies. We started with nothing, except for a few good ideas and a serious passion for change. Just five years later, we’ve turned our dream into a reality, recently shipping our 100,000th unit and building from a team of two to a workforce in excess of 200.
“I’m looking forward to sharing our story at the national finals. Being able to do this alongside my business partner Lee is a true reflection of our dynamism, passion, enthusiasm and the success story that we’ve collectively created.”
Lynn Rattigan, EY’s Chief Operating Officer for the UK & Ireland and EY Entrepreneur Of The Year UK Partner Sponsor, says: “At EY we want to build trust in capital markets, advocating for inclusive capitalism, helping our clients navigate uncertainty and catch the next wave of economic growth by coming together as one firm to solve their most complex challenges.
“At a time when many businesses have had to rapidly react to the challenges posed by the pandemic, these entrepreneurs have shown they can innovate, respond and adapt while also creating long term value for their clients and broader stakeholders.”