If being an entrepreneur means to take your own abilities and make a difference, Steve Jackson is a great example.
The Preston-based businessman, who picked up the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the BIBAs in 2010, began his career in the scrap metal business and founded a wave of businesses.
Speaking after picking up his BIBA, Steve said: “People think commerce and charity do not mix and see corporate social responsibility as a box they have to tick.
“My aim throughout my business life has been to show it’s not just a token gesture, it’s everyone’s responsibility.
“Companies need to realise that giving something back can be the key to commercial success and charities need to improve their commercial acumen to make themselves sustainable.”