Eveden Chief Executive Tracy Lewis, who was presented with the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for best consumer product business in the Midlands, has also been awarded Private Equity-backed Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK finals.
Lewis won the award for shaping Eveden into a global business, now serving over 50 countries.
Eveden, which incorporates lingerie brands Freya, Fantasie, Fauve, Goddess, Elomi and Huit and specialises in fuller bust and full figure collections, recently became a subsidiary of Japan headquartered lingerie market leader Wacoal Holdings Corp.
Ernst & Young’s Adrian Roberts, a Partner sponsor of the award scheme, stated that it was through Lewis’s ‘vision and ambition’ that Eveden had successfully turned from a UK-centric company into a globally recognised house of brands.
The criteria which led Tracy Lewis to win the Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur Award programme included: the business leader should have the passion, vision and drive to succeed, be a compelling leader and responsible for the company’s success and must be based or have their chief operations in the UK.
Lewis said: “It has been such a busy and exciting year for Eveden, so it’s fantastic for everyone in our company that we have been recognised as a leading UK based business, we have successfully extended the reach of our brands to be global household names. The Ernst & Young awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious and to win for both the Midlands and the UK in our categories is something we are very proud of.”
The Award is not the only accolade that the Eveden CEO has received this week. Yesterday, Lewis was also named as a top UK entrepreneur in the Financial Times and Ft.com.