Purpol’s Denise O’Leary scoops #GoDo Entrepreneur Of The Year accolade

By Nick Batten on 14 December, 2017

Denise O’Leary, founder of Chippenham-based Purpol Marketing, has been named as the ‘#GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the West & Wales region at the ‘Nat West Great British Entrepreneur Awards.’

She joined other nominees at a ceremony in Cardiff last month at an event which aimed to “recognise the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs.”

Judges included Hayley Parsons OBE, founder of GoCompare.com, and entrepreneur James Caan CBE. The awards celebrated businesses across 11 categories, from Family Business of the Year to Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year.

The ‘#GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year’ award is a “significant win” for Denise and her team who started Purpol Marketing in 2014 and are now “helping companies leverage marketing expertise to win £100m+ projects.”

Judges were apparently impressed with Denise’s “outstanding ability to take action and be strong in leadership.”

Denise said: “Our category was the first to be called up and when they said my name as the #GoDo Entrepreneur Winner I was in shock! I was proud to have been selected as a finalist so to have been selected as the overall winner is just amazing!”

Francesca James, founder of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, commented: “This has been a really tough year for our judges, as not only have we seen more entries than ever before, but the standard of entries has also been the best ever.”

She added: “We’ve had an incredibly tough job narrowing down the winners from such a strong shortlist. The winning entrepreneurs have made a huge impact on entrepreneurship in their region and the wider UK economy and we hope that winning an award will help give them the recognition they thoroughly deserve.”

Pictured above: Denise O’Leary of Purpol Marketing receiving her award. From left to right – Wynne Evans, Denise O’Leary, Caroline Thompson and Oli Barrett