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ForrestBrown are proud to announce that managing director Simon Brown has been shortlisted for the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Since ForrestBrown’s inception, the company has continuously expanded its clientbase, while growing at a rate of almost one new employee per month. Reflecting back on his journey and looking forward to the future he said:

I am incredibly proud of the fact that a seed of an idea two years ago has flourished so quickly.  It still surprises me that in that time frame my team will have grown from just me to 21 qualified professional employees, meaning we can prepare more claims and help our innovative clients businesses to grow”.

Simon – who will attend the award ceremony with some of the team on 10 November at the Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London – will go up against nine other entrepreneurs, carefully selected through a thorough evaluation system. Among the shortlisted businesses, we can find a digital music streaming service, a patent-pending bio-active expiry label and an innovative travel card solution. Hearing of the nomination, Simon commented:

I am extremely pleased to have been nominated for this award – it is yet another milestone in the journey I’ve been on since deciding to start my own business. I consider my nomination as recognition of the work of my entire team whose hard work, great ideas and enthusiasm have helped get us to where we are now.”

Next up for the nominees is the delivery of a live presentation to a panel of expert judges, who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on November 10.

For a full list of the categories awarded and of the finalists, please visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/