Innovation

Bill Green Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation – Winner announced

The YBG and Digital Greenhouse have partnered together to revitalise a local accolade, the Bill Green Award and can now announce the winner for 2021.

5 local businesses were shortlisted, presenting to a panel of judges on Wednesday 25th August.  The shortlisted businesses were; HedgeVeg.gg, Spike Productions, BB Blogs, Brintal Limited and Resolution IT.

The award, named in honour of Guernsey-man and entrepreneur Bill Green and awarded annually recognises achievement in the business community. This year, the organisers were searching for outstanding entrepreneurial innovation, and they found it in winners Brintal Limited with their ‘YPush’ wheelchair.

"The award this year showed once again how Guernsey businesses are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and innovating within their fields."

Lucy Kirby, Digital Greenhouse Director

“We were absolutely blown away by the innovation and dedication that Brian and the team at Brintal Limited have put into creating, developing and manufacturing the revolutionary YPush wheelchair, the world’s first carer controlled, power-assisted wheelchair. The journey they have been on so far is incredible and the future prospects for this product are undeniable, both for the company and the community.” Said Nicki Harrison, President of the YBG.

‘The award this year showed once again how Guernsey businesses are pushing the boundaries of what is possible and innovating within their fields. The high standards shown by the finalists are a real credit to the creative, entrepreneurial flair of our Island.  We look forward to continuing to work with all involved.’ Said Lucy Kirby, Director of the Digital Greenhouse.

“Brintal’s outstanding healthcare vision is a showcase for Guernsey’s industrial design capabilities” Added panel judge Martyn Dorey from Dorey Financial Modelling.

Brintal Limited will be awarded the Bill Green trophy at the YBG Summer Ball on the 4th of September 2021.

If you would like to know more about the Bill Green Award, please visit https://ybg.gg/bill-green-award/

 

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