26 Oct 21
2 min read

Science Creates Founder, Dr Harry Destecroix, Wins ‘Icon of Year’ at the Barclays Entrepreneur Awards


Barclays announced the win at Thursday’s awards ceremony in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and drive to establish Bristol as the home of deep tech.


The ‘Icon of the Year’ award celebrates individuals that have built teams, formed key strategic alliances and overcome challenges to scale their business and deliver growth. We think Harry has undoubtedly demonstrated this in both his success with Ziylo and the growth of Science Creates. 


Katherine Morgan, Head of High Growth & Entrepreneurs at Barclays, said: “The national awards are a celebration of the exceptional innovation and leadership entrepreneurs demonstrate, helping to create social change and boost our local economies. 

“These awards allow us to recognise and celebrate the founders behind these businesses, and we would like to congratulate Harry on his success.”


Harry added: “I’m proud of the innovative, creative and collaborative scientific ecosystem that has been fostered at Science Creates and I am honoured to receive this award. 

“Where a discovery is made has a huge bearing on whether it’s successfully commercialised. It’s the external ecosystem of support that’s important to whether a company is even formed and goes on to succeed. This is one of the key reasons most of the world’s innovations come from only a handful of cities who are able to nurture such ecosystems. 

“Winning this national award firmly puts Science Creates and Bristol on the map as the place to be for deep tech start-ups.” 


Congratulations Harry!

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