Richard Tang, Founder and Managing Director of Zen Internet, has been named as a finalist at Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010.
Previously Richard was named North and Midlands Regional Winner of Ernst and Young Customer Service Entrepreneur of the year. The next stage of the judging process then included a half day workshop at the UK Master-class and Judges reception with some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognises the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
‘I am very happy to be named as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year and would like to thank each and every member of our workforce for turning my dream for Zen into a reality,’ said Richard Tang, Managing Director, Zen Internet.
In 1994 at the age of 28, Richard armed with a Computer Science degree and 6 years experience as a computer software and hardware designer, decided to embark on a lifelong ambition to run his own business. Over the next 15 years the company has grown organically to where it is today: £41m turnover, employing 385 staff, and providing Internet services to around 100,000 customers across the UK.
Bottom of Form Zen has an award winning reputation for customer service, support and reliability and consistently demonstrates a commitment to providing the best ISP service in the UK. Earlier this year Zen was awarded Which? Recommended Broadband Provider, Zen’s tenth Which? award in six years and PC Pro Best ISP for the seventh year running.