Yorkshire supply chain and logistics consultancy business in line for national Great British Entrepreneur Award (recognising unique culture & NHS Supply Chain PPE project)

Simon Dixon, the founder of Yorkshire supply chain and logistics consultancy Hatmill, has been shortlisted from a long list of nominations, for the 'Services Industry Entrepreneur of the Year' in the Regional Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Hatmill is a hands-on supply chain and logistics consultancy delivering improvements to warehouses, transport, forecasting and inventory, so clients become more profitable and transform their customers' experience. This involves supply chain strategy, project management and implementation of large projects such as warehouse automation. Clients include Royal Mail, Boots, Asda, Cummins, NHS Supply Chain, and Greggs.

Their success in the awards recognises their unique self-managing culture and values, together with new client wins including a project to support the distribution of PPE to the NHS, alongside Clipper Logistics and the Ministry of Defence. Despite the challenging economic environment, this year Hatmill has also grown the team by over 25%, with seven new joiners in the last six months alone.

The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names. Previous winners include the founders of BrewDog, Tangle Teezer, The LAD Bible, Clearscore & The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Judges of the awards include Hayley Parsons, who founded Go Compare, Cath Kidston, Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Kanya King, the founder of the MOBO awards.

This year, with face to face events challenging, the regional heats will be celebrated online on September 23rd.

Simon Dixon, Founder of Hatmill, said:

'It's such an honour to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. It's fantastic recognition of the team’s efforts after a decade of consistent growth and success. I'm so proud of the team for what we've achieved. The growth of Hatmill is amazing, and the calibre of the people I have the pleasure of working with is second to none.

"The last few months have been some of the most challenging of Hatmill's journey so far given the impact the pandemic has had on supply chains, but we've all pulled together in supporting our clients cope with unprecedented demand, changes and challenges."

"Our unique culture has attracted industry experts, and we've demonstrated time and time again that a growing firm from Yorkshire can compete against the big consultancy firms. We've got ambitious plans to grow the business overseas, particularly in the US as well as winning more work in the rail, construction and infrastructure sectors. "

Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said:

"Given what we've seen over the past few months, the 2020 edition of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards is arguably the most important. Now, more than ever, it's vital that we celebrate the achievements of the country's entrepreneurs and their determination in the face of such adversity.

"So many entrepreneurs will have been fighting to keep their business afloat over the past few months, and indeed will be over the coming months. That's exactly why we launched the Pivot category; to recognise those that have managed to adapt and thrive throughout this period.

"I want to send my congratulations to each and every single entrepreneur who has made it to the shortlist this year, and I wish them the very best of luck for the regional finals."

Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank, said:

"These entrepreneurs have gone above and beyond in order to allow their businesses to flourish in extremely difficult times and it is a true honour to congratulate each and every one of them."

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For further information, please contact Katy Turner on 07966 527168 or email katy@meteoric.marketing.

Hatmill is a supply chain and logistics advisor, helping clients to improve their forecasting, their warehouses, their transport and their inventory.

Hatmill has consultants based around the UK, serving a national client base including retailers, manufacturers and distributors. In end of project surveys, 100% of clients said they would recommend Hatmill to others.

Photo caption – Simon Dixon, Founder of Hatmill


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