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27 Sep 2023 | 10:00

Ross Lee, Chairman of The Barcode Warehouse, named UK Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2023

Ross Lee standing in front of Barcode Warehouse sign

Ross Lee, the visionary leader and Chairman of The Barcode Warehouse, has been recognised as a finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2023 UK award.

The EY Entrepreneur of The Year award celebrates outstanding entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptional vision, leadership, and innovation in their respective industries. This honour is a testament to Ross Lee's remarkable journey and his transformative impact on the business landscape.

Ross Lee's entrepreneurial story is nothing short of remarkable. With the support of his family, he made headlines with his innovative approach to barcodes, turning them into a multi-million-pound business empire. Ross, his wife, and his daughter Joanne started a label printing company out of their house’s garage in 1987, having bought their first printer from Ross’ brother’s business. Ross’s son later joined the business and developed the e-commerce website. It’s always been a family effort.

His ability to adapt and thrive in dynamic market conditions was further exemplified when the global pandemic reshaped industries worldwide. Ross Lee's resilience, coupled with his unwavering commitment to excellence, has earned him a well-deserved place among the UK's most esteemed entrepreneurs.

Under Ross Lee's leadership, The Barcode Warehouse has not only weathered the challenges posed by the pandemic but has emerged stronger and more agile. His innovative strategies, visionary thinking and ‘Customer is King’ approach have propelled the company to new heights of success.

The EY Entrepreneur of The Year award acknowledges not only individual achievements but also the positive influence entrepreneurs like Ross Lee have on their communities and industries. The criteria are split between entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact. Ross Lee's commitment to innovation, employee satisfaction and community engagement has set a benchmark for entrepreneurship in the UK.

As Ross Lee joins the ranks of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year finalists for 2023, The Barcode Warehouse stands as a shining example of British innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

The final award ceremony will take place in November 2023, where Ross Lee will be joining other outstanding entrepreneurs for the UK’s top entrepreneurs at this prestigious event.

For more information about the award and its finalists, please visit EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK Finalists.

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