CEO of online boxed mattress retailer Otty Sleep, Michal Szlas, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards, an annual event which celebrates innovative businesses and entrepreneurs from across the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

Michal fended off tough competition in a range of sectors to secure the award, with judges praising Otty's success over the last 12 months.

Michal says: “I’m over the moon to have been announced as Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. It’s been a really exciting 2018 for Otty, which has been highlighted by our turnover growth, increasing staff numbers and expansion into Europe.

“It was a very competitive category and I feel honoured to have been recognised as one of Yorkshire’s leading entrepreneurs. While the award has my name on, it’s one dedicated to the Otty team – all of whom work hard daily to make the company so successful.”

The company was also recently awarded its first NBF award, and has been nominated in two categories at the Amazon Growing Business Awards.