Hotel businessman Vivek Chadha has achieved the “Rising Star” award at the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 awards.
Chadha has spearheaded the growth of hotel development company Nine Group, which over the last two years has become one of the fastest growing private hotel companies in the UK, employing over 800 people across the 18 hotels in the portfolio.
The Nine Group portfolio is diverse, with a mixture of residential and commercial properties, plus hotels including the Manchester Hotel in Trafford Park and the Holiday Inn Express in Rotherham.
Having achieved such a level of success in the UK before reaching the age of 30, Chadha is now looking towards continental Europe for further hotel acquisitions.
Now in its 31st year globally and 19th year in the UK, Entrepreneur of the Year is the most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, recognising individuals who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Named as a winner of the Rising Star category award, alongside Ella and Matthew Mills of Deliciously Ella, Vivek Chadha said:
“It’s a real honour to have been chosen as Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for the London and South region, from a group of impressive entrants.
It’s a privilege to represent my hometown of Watford in Hertfordshire, where several of the hotels from Nine Group portfolio are located. I look forward to representing the Nine Group alongside my fellow nominees at the UK finals.”
The chosen winners from each region will now progress to the UK final held in London in October, where they will compete for the title “EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year”.
The UK winner – along with winners from other countries – will then attend the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Forum in Summer 2018, which gathers the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, game changers and government leaders from more than 60 countries.
About Nine Group
After graduating from university in 2010, Vivek Chadha founded the Nine Group in 2012. The Nine Group owns and operates 18 franchised hotels in London and across the United Kingdom. The group specialises in turning around existing failing hotels and developing new hotels in key locations. They employ close to 800 people in the UK.
For additional information please visit: nine-group.co.uk