The owner of a rapidly growing digital agency based in Ilkeston has paid tribute to his staff after collecting a top regional enterprise award.
Ollie Piddubriwnyj, managing director of Fifteen, beat dozens of contenders to be named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Midlands Business Awards at a gala dinner in Leicester on Friday, February 24.
The award recognises outstanding personal entrepreneurial performance leading to significant business achievement, breakthroughs and growth.
Ollie, 40, said: “I’m delighted, it was fantastic to hear my name called out - but no award can be achieved without good people behind you.
“Any success our agency has achieved is a massive group effort. This team can do absolutely amazing things.”
Awards director Harj Sandher said: “I went to Ollie’s business last year and the passion he’s shown is brilliant. I could have been there three or four hours just listening to him.
“He had so much to say about his business and its progress. Well done and good luck to you.”
Ollie started his business career at the age of 15—hence the name of the company—and has since built the company into a powerhouse of web design and digital marketing, collecting a string of awards along the way.
He said: “I’ve built something great with Fifteen. I’m proud of everyone who’s been on this journey and the future is looking fantastic.”
“This might sound a bit corny whenever people talk about awards, but I actually mean it - I trust the girls and guys completely. They’re doing heaps of great work for our clients, and we’ve seen crazy growth.”
He added: “The award is their success – that’s something reflected not just in things like fancy gala dinners, but in the day-to-day feedback I get from our clients too.”
For more information about thefirm and its services, see www.fifteendesign.co.uk.