Acolad joins EY to recognize top local entrepreneurs of 2021
Benjamin Du Fraysseix joins the jury for the 2021 edition of Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Entrepreneurship is a very strong pillar in Acolad’s history. Being part of the 2021 jury of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Prix de l'entrepreneur de l'année), for the Ile de France Region, truly resonates with our background.
Acolad’s tight link to entrepreneurship
Acolad was founded more than 25 years ago by Eric du Fraysseix, a French entrepreneur who has succeeded in building a locally-recognized language services agency. Benjamin du Fraysseix, his son, joined the company years later and became passionate about the fast-growing translation industry. He quickly understood the great potential the company had and took over the family business. Thanks to his background in finance, now President, Benjamin du Fraysseix started to build a global Language Service Provider (LSP) leader, mainly focusing on external acquisitions.
To become number one in Europe and one of the top 5 global players in the LSP industry, Acolad has identified three factors that contribute to its success: people, technology and customer delight.
Today, as a successful group, we feel it is our responsibility to support initiatives that promote and raise awareness around entrepreneurship and EY*’s Award is an excellent opportunity to do so.
EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The “Prix de l’entrepreneur de l’année” (Entrepreneur of the Year) award ceremony is organized yearly by the famous consulting firm Ernst & Young, better known as EY.
“Having the opportunity to be part of the jury this year is especially meaningful for me and for Acolad. I was awarded with the Family Business award in 2019, which highlighted the amazing success story that started from a family business that is now number 1 in Europe and one of the top 5 LSPs worldwide. Congratulations to this year’s award nominees and winners, and best of luck for the future.” Benjamin Du Fraysseix, President of Acolad
EY started this unique global program to recognize local top entrepreneurs who create long-term value and demonstrate vision, leadership and success through their business.
The jury deliberated in July to attribute the 5 regional awards for the Ile de France region and we are pleased to share with you the final list of local winners:
- The Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Prix de l’Entrepreneur de l’Année) has been granted to Frédéric Jousset & Olivier Duha of Webhelp
- The Family Company Award (Prix de l’Entreprise familiale) has been granted to Laurent Zenou of Novair
- The CSR Engagement Award (Prix de l’Engagement sociétal) has been granted to Nicolas Simon of Wandercraft
- The Startup of the Year Award (Startup de l’année) has been attributed to Pierre Dubuc & Mathieu Nebra oA Openclassrooms
- The Born Global award has been granted to Philippe Guerret of M2i
See the complete list of winners by region here.
The national ceremony
From the initial 350 candidates, only 45 have or will be granted with a regional award (the process is still ongoing in some regions). The ceremony unveiling the 5 national award-winning entrepreneurs will take place in Paris, on November 16th 2021.
Acolad joins all the winners and nominees in celebrating their achievements in business, especially during these challenging times. We are convinced entrepreneurs represent the innovative and ground-breaking minds that make the business landscape of tomorrow.
*EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy and transactions services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.