Gentoo Group Chief Executive Peter Walls has been honoured for his dedication to promoting social enterprise.
He received an award at the North of England EY Entrepreneur Of The Year dinner in Manchester.
“I am delighted to have been recognised with this prestigious award and to be amongst so many talented entrepreneurial business leaders,” he said.
“This really is an achievement for the whole of Gentoo and the fantastic, passionate people I have working alongside me.
“As a social enterprise we continue to set ourselves ambitious targets and measure success on the positive social impact our decisions and actions have. This award really shows we are heading in the right direction.”