Cera Care CEO wins Entrepreneur of the Year

Dr. Ben Maruthappu, the Founder of AI-enabled home healthcare provider Cera, has been crowned Great British Entrepreneur of the Year at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

This award saw over 5,000 applications. James Watt, a previous winner, and Founder of BrewDog, famously equated winning this award to "better than winning the World Cup." Similarly, Steven Bartlett has referred to the awards as "The Grammys of Entrepreneurship."

The judges expressed their admiration: “Dr. Ben Maruthappu, Founder of Cera, stands out as an exemplary winner for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Being named Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 is a testament to his remarkable innovation in leading Cera to become Europe's largest provider of digital-first home healthcare. His groundbreaking integration of technology with compassionate care, along with his dedication to transforming the healthcare industry, are a true reflection of his extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit and societal impact.”

Dr. Ben Maruthappu, reflecting on this accolade, stated: “It’s an honour to be named as Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Witnessing the UK’s social care system's challenges firsthand as a doctor motivated me to establish Cera in 2016 with a clear mission: to empower individuals to live longer, better lives in their own homes. This award is a testament to our team's relentless dedication and our pursuit to revolutionise healthcare through technological innovation.”

Francesca James, Founder of The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards, commented: “This year's winners have showcased extraordinary achievements. Their success stories embody the dynamic and innovative essence of UK entrepreneurship. They represent the creativity, determination, and passion that drive our nation's business success. Their accomplishments celebrate not only their personal journeys but also pave the way for future innovators and business leaders.”

Richard Davies, CEO of Allica Bank, remarked: “Sponsoring this year’s GBEA awards has been a true honour. The inspiring stories of this year’s winners vividly portray the significant impact British entrepreneurs have on our economy. At Allica, we are excited to witness such a talented group of individuals making significant strides in the business world and are eager to see their future endeavours.”