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Barclays names Darrin Disley UK's Iconic Male Entrepreneur of the Year

last modified Oct 19, 2017 01:50 PM

Dr Darrin Disley, CEO of gene editing world leader Horizon Discovery and Enterprise Fellow at this department, was named by Barclays as the UK’s male Iconic Entrepreneur of the Year.

The judges were seeking entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their business visions into reality. Icons have been successful by building teams, forming key strategic alliances and overcoming the challenges in scaling their business to deliver significant growth. The judges were also looking for individuals who have demonstrated active support for current and future entrepreneurs who may look to them as role models.

He posted on LinkedIn, "Very proud to have been named Barclays Iconic UK Male Entrepreneur of 2017 at wonderful event at Landing 42 of the Cheesegrater in London. Thanks to all at Barclays for championing me for this award. Congratulations also to the always awesome Sherry Coutu CBE who was deservedly front and centre as Female/Ultimate Icon. So well deserved!"

Dr Disley is an Enterprise Fellow at this department where he provides invaluable inspiration, guidance and financial support to the research and business students currently studying for the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise.

He is also an Honorary Fellow at the Judge Business school and an Honorary Visiting Fellow and advisor on science and industry to the University of Salford. He is currently Director and co-founder of Avvinity Therapeutics Ltd and GeoSpock Ltd, Chairman of Desktop Genetics Ltd, Director of Celixir Ltd and HealX Ltd, Board Member of the UK Bioindustry Association, Chairman of Trustees at Footprint Cafes CIO and serves on the advisory boards of Axol Bioscience Ltd, Biotech and Money, the Cambridge Science Centre, the Cambridge Phenomenon, Elpis Biomedical Ltd and SimPrints.