1990 - Sean Blair (Octo Industrial Design)
Sean Blair won the 1990 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award with his business, Octo Industrial Design.
Sean had been running Octo Industrial Design for eight months before being awarded the trophy and £3,000 cheque from Bob Reid, then chairman of Shell UK, at the ceremony in London. At the time of winning, Octo Industrial Design had designed a number of successful products including a battery charger for Boots and a mailing machine which not only franks post but also weighs it.
Sean Blair, winner of the 1990 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Today, Sean splits his time between his three companies, ProMeet, Pro-Facilitation and AudioFuel. In explaining a bit about his businesses, Sean said, "ProMeet uses many of the collaborative design processes and tools I have mastered and created to help people have great meetings, improve internal communication and create healthy organisational cultures. Pro-Facilitation designs and facilitates important meetings, workshops and away days. AudioFuel gives runners motivating music specifically composed to run to."
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