SILL Group, or Société industrielle laitière du Léon, was created in 1962 and has enjoyed growth ever since. Gilles Falc’hun transformed a family business into a multinational corporation that produces milk, fruit juice and frozen food products.
The award, created by EY and L’Express in partnership with Edmond de Rothschild, was conferred after the customary regional ceremonies were held.
The 2015 Entrepreneur Of The Year Award welcomed a large number of candidates: 298 companies throughout France participated, of which 116 vied for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award and 182 for Start-Up Company Of The Year. In competing for this award, entrepreneurs knew they were embarking on an individual as well as collective adventure, while simultaneously benefiting from media coverage that sustainably increases their visibility among players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Companies gain access to local, national and international networks of entrepreneurs, and subsequently attract and retain new talent.
Watch the Vincent Taupin's speech at [2:07:10] (in French). Vincent Taupin is Président du Directoire of Edmond de Rothschild (France).
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR: Gilles FALC'HUN - SILL ENTREPRISES (West Region)
START-UP COMPANY OF THE YEAR: Jérôme LECAT - SCALITY (Ile-de-France Region)
STRATEGIC VISION AWARD: Guillaume RICHARD - O2 (West Region)
AMILY BUSINESS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Laurent BURELLE - PLASTIC OMNIUM (Ile-de-France Region)
DISRUPTIVE STRATEGY AWARD: Giorgio ANANIA - ALEDIA (Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Region)
BORN GLOBAL AWARD: Hervé BRUNET and Gilles CHETELAT - STICKYADS.TV (Ile-de-France Region)
To find out more about the winners:
Photo: Vincent Taupin and Mohed Altrad, 2014 Entrepreneur Of The Year, present the 2015 Award to Gilles Falc’hun