Director of Engine Shed & TechSPARK Advisory Board member Nick Sturge MBE, has been named Business Leader of the Year at the Business Leader Awards. Now in its seventh year, the Awards were hosted by Michael Portillo and attended by over 550 senior business leaders.

Judges included Veronica Hope-Hailey, vice president of the University of Bath, Greg LeTocq, Co-founder of Vouchercloud and Peaches Golding, Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol.

Nick was nominated alongside three other nominees, including SETsquared Bristol’s Director, Monika Radclyffe.

Andrew Scott, founder of the Awards, commented. For 2019 we introduced a new category called Business Leader of the Year to honour an individual that had made a positive impact to business in the region and the community. To win this award is a major honour as it is aimed at the elite of the business world and those who are creating a legacy.” 

The judges said: This award was looking for a titan of the business world and Nick stood out. Nick has consistently invested time outside of his main role to engage in community and business activity that has contributed positively to the region.” 

Commenting on his award, Nick said: “I’m truly honoured and humbled to receive this, in what has been a momentous year for me. I am immensely grateful, not only to the judges, but to the University of Bristol for providing me with the platform with which to support exciting technology entrepreneurs. I’ve also worked with the ethos of giving forward – if you’re generous with your time, you will reap the reward in the long term – one way or another.”