Francis Toye, CEO of Unilink is Finalist at the 8th annual Enterprise Awards

Francis Toye, founder and CEO of Unilink, has been announced Finalist at the 8th annual Enterprise Awards.

Uniquely focused on Founders, rather than Companies, the Enterprise Awards recognises those that demonstrate vision, growth, innovation, financial management (including funding success), external recognition and stamina.

John O’Connell, Chairman of the Scaleup Group and founder of the Enterprise Awards, said: “Entrepreneurship is key to the success of the UK economy, and we continue to be encouraged and impressed by the standard of leaders in this country through the Enterprise Awards. This year was record breaking for us in terms of applications which is indicative of the number of quality of innovative founders we have here in the UK. Most of this year’s Enterprise Awards entrants are growing at over 50% per annum; 6 of those shortlisted for the Enterprise Awards are growing at 100% per annum and over £300 million growth capital has been raised from institutions. All evidence of the vibrancy of the SME tech sector.”

Held in The Dorchester, the event brought together 350 members of the technology and investment community. Proceeds from the night will be donated to the WCIT Charitable Trust.