The Bill Green Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit is given by the Young Business Group to local businesses which have demonstrated a desire to succeed and the ambition, vision and drive to turn ideas into a successful business.
This year the competition was very close and we short-listed three excellent businesses; Bumble Bee Marine Limited, Fusion Leisure Limited and Storm Force Fitness, all of whom would have been worthy winners.
Fusion Leisure Limited demonstrated a successful, robust and sustainable business model. It was the company’s vision and commitment, their passion about providing a first class experience to all customers, going far beyond just offering a nightclub experience, which really stood out in the application process. The team clearly spent a considerable amount of time in researching their target audience and the needs of their customers. This was also demonstrated by the range of services provided, including an online ticketing system, a fully integrated social media campaign and apple technology. Impressively all of these services have also been created and are fully managed on island, within the company. Demonstrating true entrepreneurial flair, the judges were also impressed with the way in which Fusion had successfully generated a further income stream by renting the nightclub space and technology during the daytime for other events and activities, including for fitness camps, and children’s parties.