Eveden Chief Executive Receives Prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award
Eveden Chief Executive Tracy Lewis, who was recently the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for best consumer product business in the Midlands has just been awarded Private Equity-backed Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK finals.
Celebrating many of the world’s most dynamic and successful companies and most inspiring entrepreneurs – Tracy Lewis won the reputable award for shaping Eveden into a global business, now serving over 50 countries. Eveden, which incorporates lingerie brands Freya, Fantasie, Fauve, Goddess, Elomi and Huit and specialises in fuller bust and full figure collections, recently became a subsidiary of Japan headquartered lingerie market leader Wacoal Holdings Corp. Ernst & Young’s AdrIan Roberts, a Partner sponsor of the award scheme, states that it is through Lewis’s vision and ambition that Eveden has successfully turned from a UK-centric company into a globally recognised house of brands.
Named as a top UK entrepreneur in the Financial Times and Ft.com yesterday, Tracy Lewis of leading lingerie and swimwear design and manufacturer Eveden is noticeably featured.
The criteria which led Tracy Lewis to win the Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur Award programme included: the business leader should have the passion, vision and drive to succeed, be a compelling leader and responsible for the company’s success and must be based or have their chief operations in the UK - and it is Tracy Lewis who is one of just a few in the country to achieve the status.
Tracy Lewis said: “It has been such a busy and exciting year for Eveden, so it’s fantastic for everyone in our company that we have been recognised as a leading UK based business, we have successfully extended the reach of our brands to be global household names. The Ernst & Young awards are recognised as one of the most prestigious and to win for both the Midlands and the UK in our categories is something we are very proud of.”