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Published on August 29th, 2018 | by Alison Barclay


3 Legged Thing’s Danny Lenihan Shortlisted for Prestigious Business Award

Founder & CEO of British Tripod Manufacturer, 3 Legged Thing, is shortlisted for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

 Stagsden, England – 29thAugust 2018

It has just been announced that 3 Legged Thing’s Founder & CEO, Danny Lenihan, has been shortlisted by the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Creative Industries category, in the key region of London and the South East.

Danny’s work in building 3 Legged Thing from startup into a global tripod brand has been recognised by the awards organisation. From its headquarters in a chicken shed in rural Bedfordshire (The Chicken Shed), 3 Legged Thing has grown into a market leader in camera support technology.  Particularly famed for its cutting edge new technology, innovation and unique design attributes, 3 Legged Thing has won multiple industry awards since its inception in 2010, including the prestigious Lucie Technical Award for Best Tripod 2017, and Best of CES 2018.

Alongside his role as CEO, Danny Lenihan is also the company’s chief designer, and is proud that all of the company’s design and engineering is undertaken in the UK.

Danny Lenihan, Founder & CEO, 3 Legged Thing

“I’m so honoured to have been shortlisted for this award, particularly in light of the calibre of previous winners,” said Danny Lenihan. “I wouldn’t have made it this far without the hard work and investment from my business partner, Gary Garber, who joined us in 2012. Gary has been material in transforming this business from a parochial entity to an industry leader in camera support technology, with products distributed across the world.”

Now in its sixth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane OBE of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.

Creator of the Awards, Francesca James, said: “We have been inundated with some incredible entries this year, and all shortlisted applicants should be extremely proud of themselves! This year has yet again seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”

“We cannot wait to celebrate entrepreneurship across Great Britain with them, and put a spotlight on the incredible talent within the British entrepreneur ecosystem.”

Gordon Merrylees, Head of Entrepreneurship at NatWest said: “Entrepreneurial spirit is still clearly alive and well, and NatWest is thrilled to be able to continue to support these awards to celebrate success with the businesses that are the lifeblood of the UK Economy as they start, scale and succeed.”

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories at 5 gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here: www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com.

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