Martin Vander Weyer Martin Vander Weyer

Beacons of light in the darkest of years

Winners of our 2020 Economic Innovator Awards exemplify the resilience, optimism and creativity that will help the UK recover from the pandemic.

Award presenters (L-R) Priya Lakhani, Martin Vander Weyer and David Durlacher

When we opened this year’s Economic Innovator Awards for entries back in March, we were concerned we might not be able to recreate the positive impact achieved in 2018 and 2019 — let alone the memorable glitz of last year’s finale dinner at the Postal Museum. The nation was in lockdown, the economy was clearly beginning to suffer the damage that was eventually confirmed in the Chancellor’s Spending Review last week, and we had already adopted ‘Innovator’ in the name of the Awards in place of ‘Disruptor’, because the advancing coronavirus was the nastiest disruptor the world had seen for...

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