Entrepreneurs from 30 of Scotland's most innovative businesses have been shortlisted for the Scotland final of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Awards.
This year's finalists are an eclectic group from a variety of sectors including technology, food & drink, energy as well as social enterprise.
Amongst them is Stream Technologies CEO Nigel Chadwick. Nigel, a co-founder of Stream in 2000 has over recent years led the strategic positioning and delivery of IoT-X, Streams connectivity management platform that is designed specifically for the Internet of Things. IoT-X has emerged as a disruptive technology, through its innovative technical design & build which is blended with agile and low cost integration capability. He has also driven global partnership and commercial agreements for the platform, resulting in an evolved IoT ecosystem. This in tandem with the Stream team in keeping the company at the forefront of resilient cellular connectivity for IoT and M2M.
The Scotland winners will be announced at an exclusive event held at The Gleneagles Hotel on Thursday 23 June, with all regional winners then vying for the title of UK EY Entrepreneur Of The Year at a ceremony in London to be held in October.
The judging panel, led by Duncan Skinner, Social Entrepreneur at Social Enterprise Investments Aberdeen Limited will make its decision based on a number of criteria, including: entrepreneurial spirit; innovation; strategic direction; financial performance; national and global impact; and the companies' approach to social responsibility.
David Mitchell, Director of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Scotland, said: "From the Highlands and Islands down to the Scottish Borders, the inspirational leaders of the 30 businesses shortlisted this year make a significant contribution to the Scottish economy, with a combined turnover of more than £530million and more than 3,900 employees."
"These entrepreneurs are leaders who are disrupting the market and helping to drive Scotland's economy and reputation as one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world."
You can read the full article and view the entire shortlist of nominees online here.