Business leader and founder of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Dr Nik Kotecha OBE has been named the Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
The Awards, held in London, honour the UK’s most creative and innovative businesses and business leaders, who set new standards of excellence within their industries. Dr Kotecha was nominated for his work in growing Morningside Pharmaceuticals from a garage start-up in the 1990s to one of the Midlands’ leading life sciences businesses, today.
Morningside Pharmaceuticals, based in Loughborough, manufactures and supplies quality medicines to the UK and internationally. Since its inception, the company has exported to more than 100 countries globally, as well as supplies NHS hospitals and pharmacies twice daily in the UK.
Dr Kotecha said: “I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this award, which I would like to dedicate to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our employees."Our commitment is to work with communities to bring them together and to improve the quality of life of the people living there. I hope this national award helps shine a light on how successful businesses - through corporate social responsibility - can make a real difference to the communities they operate in.”As well as his business and philanthropic work; Dr Kotecha also gives his time to the local community through involvement with Board and Advisory positions for business organisations, government departments, industry associations and charities. This includes being a CBI Regional Councillor and a Department for International Trade (DIT) Export