Kidderminster businessman and Eco2Solar managing director, Paul Hutchens, has been named ‘Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the 2013 Midlands Business Awards.
Paul accepted his accolade from Shalini Khemka, chief executive of award sponsors E2Exchange, and guest speaker Lord Karan Bilimoria at the ceremony on Friday 01 February at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.
The award recognises Paul’s achievements to date since setting up his own successful renewable energy firm, Eco2Solar, in 2007.
Eco2Solar announced significant growth last year with turnover in excess of £5m. His latest venture has seen him move into energy efficiency technologies for the non-domestic market with the launch of Eco2Energy which aims to help businesses make significant savings on their energy bills.
Paul said: “I am delighted to have been recognised in this way and it is a reflection on the hard work of every member of the Eco2Solar team, which is making a significant contribution in promoting clean energy and reducing the carbon footprint of the region.”
Harj Sandher, md of UK Special Events, the business behind the awards, said: “The quality of the entrants has grown year on year since we began them and this year has continued the trend. Paul is a highly deserving winner.”