On the 7th June, Arbuthnot Latham hosted their second Inspiring Innovator of the Year Awards in partnership with City University London and Bean Partners. Four finalists competed for the winning cash prize and a bespoke mentoring package from experienced entrepreneurs to help implement their business plan.
The evening began with a welcome from Paul Beach, Director of the Executive and Entrepreneurs team here at Arbuthnot Latham, to more than 90 attendees. This was followed by a brief introduction from Alex Elkins, of City University London, our compere for the evening.
Before we kicked off with the pitches we heard from last year’s runner up, Twipes, an eco – friendly, alcohol free wet wipe that is taking the markets by storm. Founders Elle McIntosh and Alborz Bozorgi were proud to announce they had recently won first prize at the 2017 London Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition, one of many accolades the pair have achieved in the past year. They expressed real appreciation that without the help of City University and meeting Arbuthnot Latham they would not be where they are today, we look forward to hearing about the continued success of Twipes in the coming months.