Hakim Group win double at coveted EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards

The Hakim Group scooped two awards at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 awards, including the main overall prize for CEO Imran Hakim.


Hakim Group took home the Overall award, beating a phenomenal line-up shortlisted to the accolade.


Scale Up Entrepreneur 2019 was also awarded to Imran at the ceremony, which took place at the Imperial War Museum North.


Some of Britain’s best-known business figures are former EY Entrepreneur of the Year winners, including Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who founded the low-cost airline easyJet; Dragon’s Den investor Peter Jones, who started-up Phones International Group; and Richard Reed, one of the founding partners of Innocent Drinks.


This accolade is further proof that our award-winning culture is at the heart of our success, following being named the Sunday Times’ Best Company to Work For in 2018.



Imran Hakim accepts the EY Entrepreneur of the Year North 2019 Award


The EY awards celebrate successful entrepreneurs who make a positive impact on their society and the economy in the North, London & South, the Midlands and Scotland.


Speaking about his pride at the two awards, Imran said: “These awards may have my name on them, but they are testament to the tireless work put in by our independent practice owners and practice teams, as well as the support team at HakimHQ.


“I was sat alongside some of the biggest and most respected businesses in the country, so for us to be named the overall winner ahead of them is something I’m immensely proud of.

“It’s our people who have allowed this success to be possible so I couldn’t be happier that their commitment has been recognised in this manner.”


Victoria Price, partner and EY Entrepreneur of The Year leader in the North, said: “Imran is a very worthy winner – he has built a support team that has been with the business since the start and coupled with his visionary leadership it is not difficult to see why his business has thrived with a proven track record of generating growth post acquisition.”


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