Matt Newing, chief executive officer and founder of Elitetele.com has won the pretigious EN North West Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2014.
The Chorley-based entrepeneur set up his first company in 1996 at the age of 23 with help from The Prince’s Trust.
Matt owns and works across more than 15 businesses and is constantly on the look-out for new opportunities and areas for investment.
Matt said: “I’m delighted to have been recognised as someone who is doing great things in and for the region.
“We have had a successful year as a business and it’s important that as a community we continue to support and harness the entrepreneurial spirit of the North West.
“To be in the tech sector at this time is both exciting and challenging, and with a shift to virtual, cloud and data centre services, businesses are addressing new avenues to transform their comms and tech.”