Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

 For an entrepreneur who has demonstrated innovation, success and who embodies the values and ideals of the Spear’s community.

Shalini Hinduja

G.P. Hinduja & Family

Shalini Hinduja on how Raffles London at The OWO breathes new life into British history:

Once the stomping ground of Winston Churchill, TE Lawrence (‘of Arabia’) and Ian Fleming, the Old War Office on Whitehall is a cornerstone of British history. Now it has been given a new lease of life by the Hinduja family, who purchased it in 2014 for £350 million.

After a six-year renovation project, The OWO, as it’s now known, welcomed its first guests last summer. Housing the UK’s first Raffles Hotel in addition to 85 uniquely designed residences and nine restaurants, it sets a new standard for luxury in the city.

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Strive Masiyiwa

Sponsored by The Royal Mint

Strive Masiyiwa might have been dubbed ‘Britain’s first black billionaire’ by The Sunday Times, but the telecoms entrepreneur prefers not to focus on labels.

Masiyiwa is founder and executive chairman of telecoms giant Econet and of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African tech company that aims to ‘transform the lives of individuals and businesses across the continent by enabling social mobility and economic prosperity’.

Masiyiwa was recognised as Spear’s Entrepreneur of the Year not just for his success in business, but for the wider impact he has made through Higherlife Foundation, the charity he founded with his wife Tsitsi in 1996, and by signing the Giving Pledge, through which the world’s wealthiest people commit to give the majority of their wealth away.

Peter Lürssen

Richard Hadida

Oyster Yachts