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4th Utility CEO shortlisted for prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award

Tony Hughes, the CEO and founder of full fibre broadband provider 4th Utility, has been named a regional finalist in one of the country’s most prestigious business awards.

Tony, who founded the company in 2017, is among those up for this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the North, with the accolades aimed at showcasing the spirit of entrepreneurship across the UK. 

Tony is among 103 entrepreneurs from across the country to have been shortlisted as regional finalists from a vast array of sectors, from tech to healthcare and many more in between. 

Having spent several years working in the telecommunications industry with Metronet UK, Tony has previously held senior roles in established brands including ECS, Star Technology Services and Dell, playing a key role in revenue growth, strategic direction, organisational structure and team expansion and development.

In 2017, he identified a gap in the market for a business that could provide next-generation connectivity to boost the UK's digital economy.



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