Entrepreneur shortlist

Neil Ginger and Victoria Brocklesby, founders of Origin, have been jointly shortlisted in the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year category at the NatWest Great Entrepreneur Awards 2017.

The national awards, now in their fifth year, champion British entrepreneurs and their stories, from creating jobs to inspiring innovation. Founders and business leaders of the companies shortlisted act as agents for positive change within the UK, revolutionising the way people live and work.

Origin is the only company in the fenestration industry to be named as a finalist in this year’s awards.

“We set up Origin in 2002 when we spotted an opportunity in the UK market for high quality aluminium bifolding doors,” Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, said.
“Since then, we have not looked back. Our goal has always been to manufacture top quality products, and offer unrivalled lead times and a gold-standard of service to our partners. Being shortlisted for this award is recognition for all of the hard work that goes on at Origin, not just by us, but by the whole Origin family.”

Victoria Brocklesby, COO at Origin, said: “When we first set out on our Origin adventure, we were one family, working together, to achieve excellence. This is still true today. We work hard to ensure it stays at our very core, no matter how much we grow.

“As people, and as an organisation, we are passionate about what we do, embracing change and opportunity with enthusiasm. It is fantastic to be one of this year’s finalists, as the award recognises all of the hard work that got us to this point.”