Durham-based Jordan McCabe of Aztec Diamond Equestrian, an international equestrian fashion brand, has scooped the coveted New Entrepreneur of the Year award at the prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2019.
At just 24 years old, founder Jordan McCabe pipped 10 other finalists at the winning post to take the i Newspaper New Entrepreneur of the Year award, which celebrates the potential that exists within leaders of the UK’s most promising start-ups and new SMEs.
Established in May 2014, Aztec Diamond Equestrian harnessed the judges attention because it clearly differentiated itself in the market by stretching equestrian apparel into a wider market. Eliminating high price points and actively engaging through digital channels, Aztec Diamond Equestrian has doubled revenue each year since launch through its affordable and technically performing clothing.
Commenting on the award-winning achievement, Jordan McCabe, Founding Director at Aztec Diamond Equestrian said: “Winning the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is a tremendous accolade and it’s fantastic to be recognised as a true national brand – it’s had such a huge impact on my business this year and I’m just very grateful for that. I couldn’t be more delighted to have been recognized in this high-level forum.”
The judges commented: “In its short life Aztec Diamond Equestrian has made a huge fashion statement. It was impressive to see how the brand has secured a strong market position and the continues to deliver on its objectives. Congratulations!” Judges for this category included; Justin de Ferry, Founder at Boundary Talent, Alex Robson, CEO and Found at West End Drinks, Charity Tree, Manager SME Programmes New Business for UK Sales at Virgin Atlantic and Andrew Webb, Commercial Director at The i Newspaper.
Now in its 18th year, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards was attended by more than 1,200 business leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians. The awards ceremony offers a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas and celebrate with the UK’s top business leaders.