Award for Alex as he expands.
Recognition Express is a franchise organisation specialising in corporate recognition products such as name badges, branded promotional products, business gifts and signage.
Alex, from Hinckley, launched his first business three years ago, aged just 27.
Last year, Alex's brother Bill joined him as office manager, allowing Alex to focus on driving the business and his efforts are paying off - orders are flying in and Alex has also bought the Warwick franchise.
This year he received the Terry Howorth Award for Excellence in Business, beating Recognition Express' other 46 franchisees, thanks to an impressive turnover, repeat orders and a strong profit.