On Monday 15th June, the Right Honourable Zac Goldsmith MP presented the renowned fund manager and entrepreneur Nicola Horlick with the inaugural ‘Who’s Who Champion of Change’ award at the Houses of Parliament.
The ‘Champion of Change’ award recognises the achievements of leading business individuals and is awarded by Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite, the membership organisation for company directors. It recognises business owners that have transformed their public profile and positioned themselves as leaders in their chosen field.
Nicola Horlick is a respected fund management figure with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She is currently CEO of crowdfunding business, Money&Co, Chairman of Rockpool Investments and chairman and chief investment officer of Glentham Capital Limited.
Nominees for the award are put through a vigorous application process which includes a written submission, detailing the changes they have brought to their sector and the impact they are making on society and the economy. This culminates in an interview with either CEO David White or Chairman Graham Rowan.
Graham Rowan, Chairman of Who’s Who said: “We are thrilled that Nicola has received her award. It is important to celebrate entrepreneurs as the bedrock on which our economy is built. Overcoming the odds to generate wealth and jobs in an ever more competitive global market is a significant achievement. Achieving success through hard slog, overcoming obstacles and setbacks deserves to be recognised.”
Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston added: “I’m delighted to play a small part in recognising Nicola Horlick’s achievement and innovation. I come from an entrepreneurial family and I know it can be a lonely place. It’s important that we highlight the vital role that business plays in our economy – businesses are the engine for growth that the UK needs more than ever in this climate. We’re good at innovation in this country but not so good at celebrating success.”