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South East business owner, Siva Kugathas, crowned Great British Entrepreneur

Guildford entrepreneur named Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2022

Guildford-based Siva Kugathas has been recognised as one of this year’s most exceptional business leaders at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022 Grand Final.

Siva, the founder of ServiceMaster AAA, was named Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s prestigious ceremony.

About ServiceMaster AAA

Covering fourteen towns across South East England, Yorkshire and the East Midlands, ServiceMaster AAA has spent almost 6 years under Siva’s management delivering high-quality cleaning services for commercial properties.

ServiceMaster AAA provides a range of commercial clients with contract cleaning as part of the nationwide ServiceMaster Clean franchise, from offices and schools to GP surgeries and car showrooms.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The programme, in partnership with Starling Bank, has recognised the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurial success stories for a decade and developed a community-oriented network of alumni which grows year after year.

The ceremony was held at Grosvenor House in London and saw 1,400 entrepreneurs and colleagues join together to celebrate a collective £2 billion generated in turnover and over 17,000 jobs.

Siva’s Award

Siva is among 12 entrepreneurs from across the South East who went home with prizes in categories from Health & Beauty and Sustainability to Family Business and the overall Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Award, which was won by Jordan Brompton of myenergi Ltd.

Rajeeb Dey MBE, a member of the judging panel, said:

“Siva has brought a level of innovation and customer-centricity to the cleaning industry which is admirable. His own story of coming to the UK as a refugee and harnessing his entrepreneurial spirit is inspiring and I commend him for his success in scaling ServiceMaster whilst ensuring his employees and client satisfaction scores remain high.”

Though Siva was awarded, he says that is the strength of his team that helps him to be the best in business.

He said of his award, “I am delighted to win this prestigious award. I’d like to dedicate this award to my team for their hard work, which has played a huge part in the growth of the business.”

Siva and some of the team receiving his award

The 2022 Awards

Over the ten years, there have been a number of big names to receive accolades, including Alan and Juliet Barratt of Grenade, Shaun Pulfrey of Tangle Teezer and Diary of a CEO host Steven Bartlett. Many previous winners have gone on to sit on the expert judging panel for the 2022 programme.

The tenth-anniversary awards also included a brand new category – the John Caudwell Blaze Your Own Trail Award recognises organisations and individuals providing non-traditional routes into employment through apprenticeships, on-job training and work experience placements. The award was added as part of a new partnership between the programme and the Phones4U founder’s charity Caudwell Children.

Great British Entrepreneur Awards founder Francesca James said that the awards’ tenth anniversary was the biggest and best yet:

“Celebrating Britain’s ambitious, driven and inspirational entrepreneurs for a decade has been an honour, and we’ve learnt so much from hearing all of their unique stories and perspectives.

“The extraordinary circumstances of the last few years have tested the resilience of our business communities, and the challenges were enough to give many entrepreneurs an excuse to give up. Instead, our award winners did the opposite and, through ingenuity, innovation and the ability to adapt, they thrived.

“These challenges certainly haven’t gone away, and the next few years will present new obstacles to overcome – but one only needed to look around the room at our tenth anniversary to see some of the truly special founders and doers, to gain confidence that this snapshot of the economy can go on and adapt again.

“We’d like to congratulate all of our 2022 winners for all of their hard work and achievements – we look forward to following your lead into 2023 and beyond!”

Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, headline partner of the Awards, said:

“Entrepreneurs up and down the country across so many different industries have shown just how innovative and resilient they have been in these uncertain times. The awards are a celebration of their success – congratulations to all winners.”

Find out more

To find out more about the awards and to see the full list of winners, visit greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com.

If you are in Guildford, Bracknell, Heathrow, Slough, Woking, Luton, Watford, Canterbury, Dover, Colchester, Ipswich, York, Doncaster, or Lincolnshire, get in touch with Siva and his team today.

Call 0800 047 1747 for a free, no-obligation quotation today and see how ServiceMaster AAA can help you.

Or find your nearest ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business to learn more about our services in your area.