The Geoffrey Pointon Entrepreneur of the Year Award was Presented Late Last Year

Rutland-based business club “The Biz Club” are delighted to announce the winner of The Geoffrey Pointon Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2023.

Following the very successful Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, The Biz Club recently announced Mark Batty of Lawnscience in Stamford as the winner of this prestigious award.

All of the applicants were judged by some of the brightest business minds in the Rutland area, paying particular attention to businesses created by innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs making a difference in their community.

Mark was delighted when Dr Sarah Furness, Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, and the guest speaker on the night Geoffrey Thompson, ex-High Sheriff of Rutland presented the award.

“I entered the award as I hoped it would help me to differentiate myself and my business in a crowded and competitive marketplace,” says Mark when asked why he entered.

“The application process was particularly robust involving an initial interview and then a presentation to The Biz Club members at a monthly luncheon in October last year. I was one of two finalists and the members present voted on the day, by way of a secret ballot.”

“I am delighted to have been awarded the prize and already some members have approached me to carry out lawn care services for them.”

In addition, The Biz Club and Uppingham marketing business and sponsor Quibble Digital are helping Mark to increase his online presence with a comprehensive online marketing strategy to attract new customers to his business. 

“This is a huge bonus and one that I hadn’t expected. I’m very much looking to reap the benefits that The Biz Club and Quibble are offering over the next couple of months.” Concludes Mark.

When asked about the award the new chair of the Biz Club Mark Shaw had this to say, “this was a fabulous award and The Biz Club sincerely hopes this award will have a positive impact on the future of Lawnscience.”

The club, alongside Quibble, also hopes to work with Mark and provide some ongoing business mentoring.