June 15th 2023, London UK: Dhaval Patel and Oliver Carson, co-founders of UK based Universal Partners, a leading FCA regulated, cross-border payment and foreign exchange specialist for businesses, are excited to announce that they have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year category
This recognition reflects their exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and remarkable achievements within their industry.
Now in its 11th year, and previously described as “The Grammys for Entrepreneurship”, The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and businesses that drive innovation, generate employment opportunities, and contribute to the growth of the UK economy. These awards serve as a platform to honour the remarkable stories of entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges, demonstrated resilience, and make significant contributions to their communities.
“I am thrilled that Dhaval and I have been nominated for such a prestigious award on behalf of the company,” said Oliver Carson, CEO at Universal Partners. “We have all worked incredibly hard to get to this stage and are humbled to be joining a list of incredible entrepreneurial talent across the UK. This nomination comes hot on the heels of our published results for the last financial year, which highlights the exceptional growth of the business and our ambition to scale up our operations globally. Being recognised by this award is a testimony to the calibre of the company and a reflection of the terrific team that has made this success possible.”
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards have become one of the most coveted accolades for entrepreneurs across the UK, celebrating the nation’s diverse entrepreneurial landscape. The awards ceremony will take place on November 20th 2023 at London’s Grosvenor House, where industry leaders, innovators, and influencers will gather to celebrate the achievements of the finalists.
Founder of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards Francesca James says “Every year I am blown away with the quantity and quality of applications we receive, and this year is no exception. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards receives thousands of applications annually and the competition is tough. I am truly inspired by the remarkable accomplishments of this year’s finalists. Their collective achievements of generating over £2.7 billion in turnover and employing over 33,000 people demonstrate the exceptional impact they have made in their industries and communities. These entrepreneurs exemplify the spirit of innovation, resilience, and growth that drives the entrepreneurial landscape in the UK.”
The ScaleUp Entrepreneur of the Year category recognises the entrepreneurs that have put everything into strategizing the expansion and cost of doing business to create thriving companies that go the extra mile for their customers while also attracting and retaining amazing talent.
Universal Partners has always put customers at the heart of their business model by creating a comprehensive, industry-first training programme for staff to help them understand the requirements of each client and to give them the skills to develop exceptional tailor-made risk management solutions to help their clients mitigate their longer term risks.
This approach has enabled Universal Partners to increase its average turnover and revenue per client, with the total number up 35% from 2022. Investment into new internal back office systems and processes has also helped to align operational day-to-day activities including speeding up the reconciliation of incoming and outgoing client funds.
About the Great British Entrepreneur Awards:
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, now in its 11th year, celebrates the achievements of the UK’s most innovative and forward-thinking entrepreneurs. These awards highlight the exceptional contributions entrepreneurs make to the economy and society as a whole. For more information, please visit www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com
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