Richmond-based Scott Woodhead and CEO at YOLO, has been named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the Scale-up entrepreneur of the year award, recognising fast scaling UK businesses and being described as “The Grammy’s of Entrepreneurship” by Steven Bartlett (youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den). Scott Woodhead, the 39-year-old eCommerce entrepreneur who was recently the winner of 42 under 42, is one of the 5 shortlisted business leaders from across the nation to have been selected out of over 5,300 entrants - the most the awards has ever had.
Scott Woodhead operates the North Yorkshire-based online retail village YOLO-Inc. Over the last 8 years, Scott has grown his company to the award-winning industry-renowned standard to which it currently resides. Consisting of 8 active companies in unique industries, it’s powered by a small team of 14 talented individuals whose collective knowledge, skills, and experience fuel their mechanisms of growth. As the business reflects Scott’s life philosophy, YOLO-Inc maintains four strong values, to be: positive & kind, individualistic, industrious, and ambitious. With a vision to create a purpose-built, self-sustainable campus that will generate in excess of 1,000 new jobs for the region by 2030, YOLO’s hunger for growth and expansion is a pioneering quality. All career paths and ideas are welcome at YOLO where coming to work will feel like going on holiday.
Scott Woodhead said: “It’s such a fantastic achievement to be a finalist for the Scale-up entrepreneur of the year awards 2022. I’d like to thank the brilliant YOLO team for supporting me in all of the crazy adventures we’ve had, and for those yet to come”.
This year’s awards will also feature a brand-new award highlighting the organisations investing in the training and development of young people. The John Caudwell Blaze Your Trail Award looks to recognise outstanding examples of businesses offering apprenticeships, vocational training, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, all in the name of improving young people’s access to work.
The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November.
Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said: “This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they’ve already achieved both in business and in being shortlisted for an award - we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Finals and unveiling the winners!”