Surrey Duo triumph at prestigious Key Persons of Influence Awards
- Annual Awards organised by Key Persons of Influence (KPI) celebrates achievements of its UK members
- Windlesham-based Richard Woods, semi-finalist in BBC’s Apprentice, wins Profile of the Year Award
- Business Mentor & Scalability Coach Martin Norbury, from Camberley, awarded Runner Up
Two entrepreneurs, both with businesses based in Surrey, beat off strong competition from across the UK to be awarded Profile of the Year at the recent Key Persons of Influence (KPI) annual awards. Hosted by best-selling author and entrepreneur Daniel Priestley, BBC’s Apprentice contestant and digital marketing agency director Richard Woods scooped top spot; whilst Martin Norbury, a Scalability Coach from Camberley, was recognised as Runner Up.
Both business owners signed-up to the KPI Method in 2015; a 40-week program ran across the UK, USA, Australia and Singapore that focuses their community to use their Key Person of Influence status to build a valuable and investable lifestyle or performance business. Over 1,500 members have achieved KPI success to date.
Richard Woods, Managing Director of Yomp and founder of Digital Trail Blazer was semi-finalist in the BBC’s Apprentice. Richard comments: “2015 was an incredible year for me. The Apprentice gave me great experience and my own businesses have benefited hugely from Lord Sugar’s mentorship. I’ve already capitalised on the publicity by publishing my book Digital TrailBlazer which promises to teach business owners how to expand their horizons and maximise their profit and income.”
Martin Norbury, who’s company Advocate Business Services offers business advice to help early-to-mid stage entrepreneurs, said: “I’m genuinely humbled to be recognised by KPI. I’ve been an avid reader of Daniel’s books and 2015 was all about implementation. My new book I don’t work Fridays will be out on 7th March 2016, along with a SCALE Handbook packed full of invaluable tools to help serious owners scale their business. It can be extremely uncomfortable putting yourself out there, but my passion to help business owners achieve everything they ever hoped for and dreamed of drives me on. I’ve known Richard for a while now; he’s a great guy and worthy winner.”
This award comes off the back of Martin winning Business Mentor of the Year (APCTC), Top 50 Business Advisor (Enterprise Nation) and Runner Up of Best Business Book Cover (KPI).