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Cass sponsors City A.M. Entrepreneur of the Year award

Award recognises top success stories

Cass Business School is sponsoring the Entrepreneur of the Year category at this year's City A.M. Awards.

This is the second year that Cass has sponsored the award.

The Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises an individual or group who set up a successful new enterprise and are now managing and growing it as a profitable business.

Nominees of the award include:

Nick Robertson, co-founder,, the global online fashion and beauty retailer.

Martin Lewis, creator of which he sold for £87m to in June.

Vivienne Bearman and Tracy Dorée, founders of Llustre, an online design sale site which was launched just 10 weeks before being bought by - one of the fastest UK exits in recent history.

Samir Desai, James Meekings and Andrew Mullinger, creators of online finance marketplace, Funding Circle - a credible, mainstream alternative to banks for businesses looking for finance.

Paul Lindley, founder of children's food brand Ella's Kitchen, one of the fastest growing companies in the UK.

The City A.M Awards ceremony will be held on 17 October 2012 at the Grange St. Pauls Hotel, London.

They include awards in a broad range of sectors, including banking, law, accounting, fund management and trading.

It will be attended by Cass's Peter Cullum Centre for Entrepreneurship Chairman Nick Badman, Cass Entrepreneurship Fund Investment Manager Jane Reoch and entrepreneurs from the Fund's portfolio of companies.

The awards will be judged by an expert panel including Allister Heath of Editor City A.M, Simon Mackenzie Smith, Director of Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Katherine Garrett-Cox, Chief Executive of Alliance Trust PLC.

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