CEO of Ascona Group Shortlisted in 2024 Great British Entrepreneur Awards

June 26, 2024
David Lamb

Ascona Group (‘Ascona’), the 7th largest UK independent forecourt operator and one of the fastest growing companies in Wales for the last three years, is pleased to announce that CEO and Founder Darren Briggs has been shortlisted in the ‘Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year’ category at the 2024 Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative businesses. Over the years, The Awards have celebrated some extraordinary individuals, showcasing the very best in business and entrepreneurship across the UK.

Each year, the awards receive thousands of applications, underscoring the competitive nature and high standard of the competition.

This year’s shortlist showcases a combined turnover of nearly £2.9billion and employ approximately 20,000 people, highlighting the critical role these businesses play in driving economic growth and innovation.

The winners for each of the categories will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on Monday, 18th November 2024.

Darren Briggs, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ascona Group, commented: 

“It is a great honour to be named amongst the finalists for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards this year. I am incredibly proud of Ascona and everything we have achieved over the years. This is another milestone for our business and the recognition is a testament to everyone’s hard work, commitment, and ‘Team Ascona’ ethos over the years.”

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

“The calibre of entries this year is truly outstanding. These entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and their stories are a testament to the incredible resilience and creativity of the UK’s business community. We are thrilled to recognise their achievements and support their continued growth.” 

Conrad Ford, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Allica Bank, the headline sponsor for this year’s awards, said:

“It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from the incredible businesses that these awards champion really brings to life the important contribution that British entrepreneurs make to our economy.”

David Lamb

35 years experience in retail management, marketing, I.T and design

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In an ever-changing retail world, Ascona Group aims to bring right-on-time convenience, service and quality to motorists and communities. Forecourts have a new champion.