ScaleUp Group’s Chairman John O’Connell has won the highly prestigious Mentor of the Year “Oscar” award at the Enterprise Awards Gala dinner on 27th June 2018 at the Dorchester Hotel

John founded, floated and sold for $200+ million Staffware plc, one of the UK’s most successful software companies and he has subsequently invested in and chaired 10+ software companies before founding ScaleUp Group.

John was recognised for #GrowingGlobalChampions many times over – including a large number of the winners or finalists for this year’s Enterprise awards, e.g. ActiveOps, ActiveNavigation, SHE software (a ScaleUp Group success story)

These were the 8th Annual Enterprise Awards “the Oscars for Technology Entrepreneurs” in association with Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

John was presented with his award by fellow judge and ScaleUp Group member Paddy MccGwire – MD of Silverpeak the technology sector focused independent investment bank.


Well done to all the ScaleUp Group Winners and Finalists. Next year we aim to have even more !! #GrowingGlobalChampions
Contact : Paul Excell