2005: Matthew Pyke

The judging panel were impressed by Matthew's direct involvement in developing the Somerset-based brokerage Lloyd & Whyte from two to 29 staff in seven years. His success in winning back a previously lost scheme through renegotiating a contract and securing new terms did not go unnoticed either.

When he won the award, Matthew was managing director, a position he retains today. However, anyone who thought this meant he had been resting on his laurels would be very much mistaken. Since 2005, group