Individual Leader of the Year


Dominic Ponniah: CEO & Co-Founder, Cleanology

Dominic Ponniah’s success can be measured in figures – he has grown Cleanology from one cleaner to a national commercial cleaning business with 1,400 employees. However, Dominic Ponniah is an ambitious leader – he doesn’t just want to develop a financially secure business; he plans to build a legacy. Cleanology was the first in Europe to introduce portion-controlled, biological cleaning sachets. By using the sachets, it saves 46,800 litres of cleaning solution and a staggering 62,400 bottles every year. Fair pay is one of his core values, in 2023, Cleanology will become a 100% Real Living Wage employer too.


Mark Jankovich: Founder & CSO, Delphis Eco

A passionate environmentalist, philanthropist, and innovator, Mark Jankovich is 100% purpose driven. After stepping off the corporate banking wheel, he founded the British-made, eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning brand, Delphis Eco, which has been subsequently bestowed with two Royal warrants, further winning a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2022.
Mark has taken over the financial support of CISL Masters’ Scholarship from the RWHA and 2022 has seen him commission and sponsor an App for COP27 and Davos (WEF). Mark gives his time to work with Bath University MBA Students to help them with their dissertations on recycling plastic.


Ed Sandison: Founder, OCEANTEE

Ed is a pioneer with a passion to protect the ocean. Give him 5 minutes to talk about sustainability and you’ll spend one of the most interesting and educational hours of your life! He has spent 4 years turning a side project into a business with a remarkable platform that reaches every corner of the golf world. He is influencing change at every level of the industry and leads from the front. Every business decision has impact and purpose at its heart. His creative solutions challenge conventional thinking and are now proven to be commercially successful. He is truly inspirational.


Fiona Jeffery OBE: Founder & Chair, Just a Drop

Fiona Jeffery founded Just a Drop almost 25 years ago. In that time, she has raised over £4 million and reached over 1.9 million in 32 countries with life-changing access to safe water, improved hygiene and better sanitation. More than that, she has inspired the travel and tourism industry to become a force for good and work towards becoming sustainable – where such sustainability is at the heart of Just a Drop’s operations. Fiona is the embodiment of giving something back.