Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year 2006


The deserved winner of the Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2006 was Ian Shott who built up his business, Excelsyn, by buying struggling companies and injecting them with a new lease of life. From a zero start three years ago he's completed a turnover of 12m at the end of the second financial year as a group and anticipates profitable sales in excess of 16m this financial year.

Ian won the award for successfully building a business with a unique strategy

Ian won the award for successfully building a business with a unique strategy

Chris McGuigan from Cardiff University was also awarded Highly Commended in this category for his work in the pre-clinical and clinical development of a new family of anti-viral agents.  His work was licensed to the American company Fermavir in February 2005 with the company now listed as a public entity and recently been taken over by US company Inhibitex. 

Youcef Mehellou was there to pick up the award on behalf of Chris

Youcef Mehellou was there to pick up the award on behalf of Chris


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FermaVir Pharmaceuticals current focus is improved therapeutics for shingles and Cytomegalovirus infections.


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