A 30-year-old insurance broker from Rothwell is celebrating after being crowned Young Business Person of the Year at the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards.
Robyn Allen of Robyn Allen Solutions Ltd, a company that specialises in personal protection insurance, impressed the panel of judges with her entrepreneurial flair, creativity and vision for the future of her business, which has already grown to a three-person team in just two years of trading.
The company also came runner-up in the category of Best New Business, losing out to social media management and training company IMC Pro Solutions.
The award wins follow a close call at the inaugural Northamptonshire Chamber Awards in September where Robyn Allen Solutions made it through to the final three in the High Growth Business of the Year category.
Robyn said: “I am delighted to have won the award for Young Business Person of the Year and I’ve been overwhelmed by the messages of congratulations I have received since. To have been named runner-up in the Best New Business category despite fierce competition from some brilliant businesses was just the icing on the cake!
“I am delighted for IMC Pro Solutions too as we are clients of theirs and know how hard they work for their customers.”
Robyn will now go through to the finals of the National SME Awards at Wembley Stadium in 2019, where she will be up against other regional winners for the national title of Young Business Person of the Year.
Robyn is also up for the Young Business Woman of the Year award at the National Business Women’s Awards. She will find out if she has been successful in December.
“The last two years – and this year in particular – have been amazing for both me and the business,” added Robyn. “We have expanded from just me to a team of three people and seen our profits and turnover increase beyond belief. I can’t wait to see what next year brings!”