Simon Fuller to receive Entrepreneur of the Year Award in L.A next month

Simon Fuller will receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the seventh annual Business Innovation Awards dinner on April 27th in Los Angeles.

Sponsored by the GREAT Campaign and BritWeek, and presented in partnership with AFEX, the annual Business Innovation Awards recognize companies from both California and the U.K.

Last year’s event saw, and Lucian Grainge both presented with awards.

Named by “Time” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Simon Fuller created American Idol and has managed artists spanning from the Spice Girls to Amy Winehouse, as well as both David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.

“Simon Fuller changes everything he touches,” said BritWeek Chairman Bob Peirce.

“Music, television, sport, fashion – he is an icon of innovation in business and the best possible recipient of our Entrepreneur of the Year Award.”

“I’m so proud to have played a small role in introducing so many british individuals to the world stage.”

Simon Fuller

Simon Fuller commented: “I love to see the best of British talent being able to flourish in America. Our two countries have much more in common than just the language; we have an ideology of hope and we’re driven by positive outcomes.

“I’m so proud to have played a small role in introducing so many British individuals to the world stage from all areas across entertainment, fashion, and sport.”

Dan Rutstein, Regional Director of UK Trade & Investment, said: “Simon is an extraordinary man who has done extraordinary things. His influence in entertainment and sport alone has changed the landscape in those industries – he’s made the transition from Sussex to Los Angeles and he is the perfect centerpiece for an evening celebrating UK-US innovation.

“He will have a message about entrepreneurship all our other finalists will want to hear.

The culmination of the Business Innovation Awards is an awards ceremony on April 27th at InterContinental Hotel Century City.

Any innovative company, big or small, in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and the UK are invited to apply in of the five award categories.

Applications close March 18th. For more information, rules of entry, and to submit a nomination, please visit

Sponsors include: AFEX, who is the presenting sponsor, InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills, Air New Zealand, Truphone, RSM US LLP, and Edwardian Hotels London.

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