Founder finalist for award

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AFTER his hard work in the community and passion to be build a successful company Mark Smith, chairman of the Car Finance Company has been recognised.

The founder of the finance firm has been short-listed in the London and South EY Entrepreneur of the year Awards 2015.

He said: ‘Being listed as a finalist for the London & South EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is a real and lasting achievement.

‘We have achieved remarkable growth and five years after vacating a spare bedroom we now employ nearly 400 people.’

As a finalist, Mark Smith is joining a group of 132 companies led by like-minded, entrepreneurial business leaders.

Together they employ a total of 81,200 people and achieve combined revenue of £8.7bn, all headquartered across the UK.

Mark will find out whether he has won at an awards gala dinner on October 5.