Everflow’s Fast Track To Triumph
Josh Gill, CEO of the Everflow Group, has been named the Chamber’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
Based Middlesbrough his business has two companies – Everflow Tech and Everflow Water: Everflow Water is an independent water retailer, and Everflow Tech designs and creates software for use in the water retail market.
It’s no surprise he won this award as the business, which was only set up in 2015, was ranked 3rd in the Financial Times’ FT 1000, the paper’s annual list of the fastest growing businesses in Europe.
Everflow was also recently been named an ‘Outstanding’ company to work for by b.co.uk in the Best Companies to Work For survey and receives similarly glowing praise from staff in a regular employee survey.
The company intends to have an impact on the Teesside community, and describes its goals as making Teesside “synonymous with an innovative tech landscape, a place people want to come to work in the digital sector”. Creating jobs for the local area is what motivates him to develop and grow his business, rather than, as he puts it, the primary mission being purely to make money.
Josh Gill said: “I’m delighted to win the award recognising, not my individual efforts, but those of the incredible team of people we have at Everflow. A team who recognises that having a laugh is just as important as hard work. I love coming to work every day alongside them”
Jim Fraser, from Durham University, the Entrepreneur of the Year sponsor said: “Josh Gill is the embodiment of sustainable entrepreneurship that focuses not only on the outward expressions of the business but also nurtures the resiliency, support, and learning environment of his own staff and company. His leadership style shows he clearly engages with novel and meaningful ways of both learning and improving the company.”
Everflow’s unique model means that software from Everflow Tech can be tested with Everflow Water. It is also open-access, allowing other companies to use it, for the benefit of everyone in the water sector. Their clients are primarily small and medium sized businesses across England and Scotland.