Future Southampton

📰 South Coast Business Awards: Southampton Young Entrepreneur

Step forward Southampton’s best and brightest young entrepreneur, Josh Williams of Bizpedia.
 
25-year-old Josh won the South Coast Business Award for Southampton Young Entrepreneur of the Year, which was sponsored by Southampton City Council, in July 2014 for his fresh approach to local business networking.
 
Bizpedia offers local businesses the chance to network with others, for free, at monthly breakfast events, and membership now exceeds 500, in only 12 months.  A number of local businesses supported and nominated Josh for the award, citing his “decent set of values, positive outlook on life, enthusiasm and energy”, “demeanour and approach…way beyond his age and experience” and “strong drive to make things happen”, which has led him to take his business from “an initial idea to  a vibrant growing business networking community”.  
    • business awards winner 2014 josh williams

    business awards winner 2014 josh williams

Josh has since expanded his Southampton-based business into Portsmouth and Bournemouth.
 
Councillor Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council, presented Josh with his award and said of the young entrepreneur: “It is entrepreneurs like Josh that will help to support the future success of our city.  Our entrepreneurs need drive, determination and tenacity of spirit in order to succeed and drive their business forward.  Josh demonstrates this in spades and is a worthy winner who exudes the attributes and skills that we need in Southampton and that reflect our own ambitions.”
 
The council will be sponsoring the 2015 award and looks forward to receiving many more inspiring applications from local Young Entrepreneurs.