Steve Pailthorpe has been named one of the Future 50 Young Social Entrepreneurs for 2013

Steve Pailthorpe, founder and Managing Director of Iconic Digital is today announced as one of the Future 50 Young Social Entrepreneurs of the Year during a reception hosted by Ernst & Young and organised by Striding Out CIC.

The Future 50 Awards, part of the Future 100 programme, puts the spotlight on young entrepreneurs aged 20-35 who are demonstrating entrepreneurial flair and innovation in running a responsible business venture; one which demonstrates a balance between economic, environmental and social goals to achieve ultimate business success.

The Future 50 are invited to join the Ernst & Young Accelerate network giving them access to skilled business support through a series of networking and learning events.

Iconic Digital – is an award winning full service digital marketing agency. The firm was established by Steve Pailthorpe in May 2012 and is now one of the fastest growing digital agencies in South West London.

Steve Pailthorpe commented, “I’m delighted to have been nominated and chosen as one of the Future 50 Young Social Entrepreneurs of the year. Iconic Digital has been trading for less than a year and has already been recognised for our social commitment here in Sutton.”

Chief Executive of Striding Out and organiser of the Future 50 awards, Elaine Owen FRSA said, “The future of our world is in the hands of individuals who are committed to generating commercial and ethical returns.Challenging economic times can offer opportunities to question the way we operate as both a business community and a society. We are profiling the ‘Future 50’ young entrepreneurs who are changing the face of everyday business and improve commerce’s impact on the wider world.”

The Future 50 awards encourage and rewards extraordinary vision, ethical business practice and social responsibility. They aim to showcase businesses that offer innovative and sustainable solutions to social problems.

The Future 50 Awards is part of the Future 100 programme organized by Striding Out CIC, a national social enterprise which is committed to supporting the development and growth of young and ethical entrepreneurs.

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