Propaganda congratulates clients as three are named regional finalists of prestigious Entrepreneur award.

Strategic and creative agency Propaganda has praised three of its clients in reaching the regional finals of this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, announced today.

Simon Gray, managing director of Boost Drinks, Tim Whitworth, chief executive of clothing brand Republic and Ken Brook-Chrispin, chairman and chief executive of Seabrook Crisps, are three of the eight shortlisted regional finalists.

The group are among 112 companies short-listed across the UK that will compete at regional award events in June. Regional winners will then go on to vie for the title Ernst & Young ‘UK Overall Entrepreneur Of The Year’ 2010 – currently held by Michael Spencer, Chief Executive of ICAP plc – at a ceremony held in London in October.

Sponsored in the UK by Credit Suisse, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates people who build and lead successful, growing and dynamic businesses. The awards recognise entrepreneurs through regional, national and global awards programmes in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

Laura Kynaston, joint managing director, Propaganda, said: “We are very aware that all of our clients run innovative, successful businesses, but to see three clients receive recognition within one prestigious national programme like Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards is a fantastic achievement. We have worked closely with each of the businesses to align their brand and business strategy and look forward to continuing to deliver strategic and creative initiatives that will complement their growing organisations.”