Adeem Younis, Founder and Chairman of award winning humanitarian Charity Penny Appeal, won two NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards on Tuesday 14th November 2017. Beating off stiff competition from more than 1000 business leaders, he collected the ‘Entrepreneur for Good’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year – North’ awards at the ceremony held in Manchester.
Adeem said “I am thrilled that we have won, not just one, but two awards. This is real testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team at Penny Appeal who have leveraged the fruits of entrepreneurship as an indomitable force for good.”
He continued: “Winning recognises the incredible effort of our diverse staff and dedicated volunteers who carry out life-saving work here in the UK and in over 30 countries across the world. For example, we have teams of volunteers on the ground right now supporting refugees in Rohingya and have dispatched an immediate response team to Iran to help the earthquake victims, all made possible because of our incredible team.”
Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneurship Awards highlight the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain. The awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names: David Buttress from Just Eat; Julie Deane from the Cambridge Satchel Company and James Watt, from Brewdog are just a few examples.
Creator of the Awards, Francesca James said: “We were inundated with some incredible entries this year and all applicants should be extremely proud of themselves. This year has seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”
This year’s judges included Former Dragon’s Den star James Caan CBE, Hayley Parsons OBE, founder of GoCompare, Toni Mascolo, co-founder of TONI&GUY and Jeff Lynn, co-founder of Seedrs.
For further information visit www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com
About Penny Appeal
Penny Appeal, the award winning international humanitarian charity, was set up in 2009 by Wakefield entrepreneur Adeem Younis, to provide a range of life-saving solutions in over 30-crisis hit countries.
As one of the fastest growing charities in the sector, Penny Appeal has transformed countless number of lives and empowered communities around the globe, helping to break the poverty cycle through their simple vision; taking your small change and making a big difference.
Penny Appeal is a twice Guinness-World-Record holder and works closely with leading celebrities and globally renowned institutions in the UK and beyond in the fight against poverty.
For further information visit www.pennyappeal.org