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Meet The Winners And MORE! All About The Finder’s Expatpreneur Awards 2018

Last year, The Finder debuted its first-ever Expatpreneur Awards to honour foreign-born entrepreneurs running successful, expat-owned businesses in or from Singapore. All of our inaugural 23 Expatpreneur Awardees showed admirable vision and drive. (Read about the 2017 winners in the following categories: Lifestyle, Home, Beauty + Wellness and Kids + Family.)

But, the honourees also had one more thing in common: Their brands help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s core mission.

As the longest-running publication for expats in Singapore – started by two British expats in 1993 to provide trusted business listings to fellow foreigners – The Finder was founded on entrepreneurship and serving the community.

So, for its second edition of the Expatpreneur Awards, The Finder assembled a panel of esteemed judges, including founder and principal researcher at Expat Research and Singapore University of Social Sciences senior lecturer Dr. Yvonne McNulty, who is credited with coining the term “expat-preneur” in 2015. Learn more about the term from Dr. Yvonne McNulty in the video below.

Plus, The Finder raised the stakes and rewards in 2018 by allowing the nominees to vie for six Special Awards as well. We celebrated all of this year’s winners at an awards event Thursday, May 17, held at Jones the Grocer at Great World City. (Know someone – including yourself – deserving of an Expatpreneur Award? Tell us more at thefinder@sph.com.sg.)

Now, drum roll, please! These are this year’s incredibly inspiring, impressive and deserving Expatpreneur Award winners. They are featured in Issue 292 of The Finder, which you can download for free.

Special Award Winner: Most Innovative Award
Elise Mawson, Managing Director, Taxi Baby

Special Award Winner Small-but-Mighty Award
Lucy Ashenhurst, Founder + CEO, Upstart Alliance

Special Award Winner: Pay-it-Forward Award
Peter A. Knipp, CEO, Peter Knipp Holdings + Foodservice Consultants Singapore

Special Award Winner: Best New Business Award 
Catherine Lesslin, Owner, The New Luncher

Special Award Winner Longevity Award
Justinna Pank + Emma Thomas, Directors, White & Black Trading

Special Award Winner: Business of the Year Award
James Forrester, Co-founder + Former CEO, UFIT Singapore

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Betty Ashman, Founder + Owner, The Expat Fairs and Singapore Fairs

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Cherylynne Clews, Founder + Creative Director, To Be Calm

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Grace Clapham + Solonia Teodros, Co-founders, The Change School

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Jackie Barkham, Director + Owner, Swallows and Amazons

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Drs. Janelle Dong MacBay + Derek MacBay, Directors + Chiropractors, Pinnacle Chiropractor Health Group

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Jason Parke + Stacey Parke, Director + Marketing Manager, Schmear

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Junko Asano Addicks, Founder + CEO, MamaRazzi

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Leah Lambert, Owner, Stones That Rock

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Nico Heath, Co-founder + Director, Lightfoot Travel

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Samantha Dorri, Founder + Creative Director, sammyeve

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Sasha Conlan, Director, Sasha’s Fine Foods

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Terri-Anne Leske, Founder, Carrotsticks and Cravings

Expatpreneur Award Winner
Yumiko Uno, Co-founder, Etrican

By Sara Lyle Bow, The Finder Issue 292

Started in 2017 by The Finder, the Expatpreneur Awards are intended to honour hard-working, successful, community-minded foreign-born business owners in Singapore. All winners must exhibit how their businesses help people “live well in Singapore” – The Finder’s own mission. This year (2021), marks the fifth annual awards. Find out more here.

More on The Finder:

Meet The Winners And MORE! All About The Finder’s Expatpreneur eAwards 2021
Meet The Winners And MORE! All About The Finder’s Expatpreneur eAwards 2020
Meet The Winners And MORE! All About The Finder’s Expatpreneur Awards 2019

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