TPP’s Founder & CEO, Frank Hester OBE, was last night named Entrepreneur of the Year at the Lloyds National Business Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Hosted by BBC’s Louise Minchin, the awards highlight the best of British business. The ceremony featured performances from award winning artists, as well as a speech from former MP and Leader of the House of Commons, Lord William Hague.

The judges for the Entrepreneur of the Year award were drawn from a range of prominent companies. Upon awarding the prize, they said, “In one of the most competitive processes in recent years, Frank is a worthy winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Judges were particularly impressed with Frank’s healthcare software business TPP, and the persistent way he has expanded the business with his team.

By empowering and backing a rapidly growing team, many of whom are drawn locally from Leeds, Frank is also creating huge opportunities for young people and the community. We are all thrilled to celebrate such an exemplary winner of this award.”

Frank Hester said “I started TPP 19 years ago because I wanted to make a difference to healthcare. I am honoured that the National Business Awards has recognised this contribution both in the UK and internationally with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Our success at TPP is down to the outstanding work of everyone at the company. I am incredibly proud to work with such a great group of people, and I think this award recognises the commitment and dedication that our employees show every day.”