The finalists of this year’s Award have been recognised at the BExA Annual Lunch which was held at Mansion House on 10th October.
The Winner of the Award was announced as Jonathon Moyce, owner and Director of Loving Pets UK Ltd. Jonathon brought together all the key elements that the judges were looking for in a winner: he started his own business, has designed products, and has grown his business exponentially since he founded it in 2014 – always with a clear focus on exports. The company currently exports to 11 countries and stocks with multinational vendors. Clearly happy to roll up his sleeves to do whatever it takes to make the business a success, Jonathon is a true export entrepreneur.
The runner-up of the award this year was Alessia Borrini, a bid manager at NMS Infrastructure Ltd, a managing EPC developer specialising in fully-funded infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Alessia’s role at NMS was initially focussed on supporting bid development in Francophone Africa, but having quickly developed a deep understanding of what is needed to win business abroad, the company now credits her with making a significant contribution to the winning of major contracts. With her remarkable insight and energy, Alessia has all the determination and potential to become a positive force for export.
The other finalists were:
George Hunter, Director of Sales at Coltraco Ultrasonics Ltd, a company which designs and manufactures safety instrumentation and monitoring systems across a range of markets including marine and power generation. Trading across borders is clearly in George’s blood and the passion and energy he demonstrated towards his work is the essence of a truly pioneering exporter.
Tom Wrigley, Vice President Business Development at Winch Energy, a global off-grid energy developer and technology integrator. Tom’s knowledge of Export Finance and enthusiasm for the political motivators that drive the business has meant that he has been front and centre of business development for some really vital projects in Africa.
Geoff de Mowbray, Co-Chairmen of BExA and one of the Award judges commented “Having met with these remarkable young people – all of whom are winners in their own right – I’m pleased to report that the spirit of UK exports is well and truly alive!”
L-R: Alderman Sir David Wootton, Jonathon Moyce, Marcus Dolman, Geoff de Mowbray, Alessia Borrini and Baroness Symons.