NS founders honored by national entrepreneurial award program

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017
Nottingham Spirk has a lot of “firsts” in our history. First mass-market affordable electric toothbrush. First wearable multi-sensor MRI vest. First modular lawn-care system. First co-sleeping bassinet. There are more than 100 in all. But we’re especially proud of the latest: the first time that founders and co-presidents John Nottingham and John Spirk have won the prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Northeast Ohio Award, in the Service division. The award program is organized by Ernst & Young.

Entrepreneurship is often associated with young startups, but EY’s award-winners are among the most accomplished leaders in their fields. A Harvard Business Review report revealed that past winners (the annual competition was launched in 1986) had created an estimated 14 million jobs and pumped about $1 trillion into the U.S. economy in 2015 alone. Defying another stereotype, most are not “serial entrepreneurs,” but rather, like John and John, have stayed with their companies, providing stability for their teams and the cities in which they operate. More facts about winners are available here.

“John and I are thrilled by this award,” said John Nottingham, “but it also recognizes our talented and dedicated associates and our client/partner collaborators. We have all worked together over the years to create game-changing innovations that are loved by millions of customers.”

In November, John and John will join other regional winners from across the country for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award program in Palm Springs, California.

Contact Nottingham Spirk to discuss how your organization can take innovation to the next level.

About us: Nottingham Spirk is a business innovation and product design firm with an unrivaled record of delivering disruptive consumer goods, medical devices, and packaging design solutions to market. We collaborate with Fortune 1,000 companies, funded start-ups and non-profit organizations to discover, design and execute product programs and strategic business platforms that will wow customers, grow markets and generate new revenue streams. Learn more about what makes us different here.

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