MILAN — Consulting firm Ernst & Young assigned its annual awards on Tuesday evening at the Italian Stock Exchange.
The awards ceremony, which is at its 22nd edition, celebrated entrepreneurs who managed, through their innovative spirit and strategic vision, to create value contributing to the growth of the Italian economy.
In particular, Ernst & Young distributed awards in six categories including Fashion & Retail, Industrial Products, Food & Beverage, Innovation & Digital Transformation, Family Business and Globalization.
Nunzio Colella, founder of fast-fashion labels Alcott and Gutteridge’s parent company Capri Srl, scooped up the prize for the Fashion & Retail category for “being able, starting solely from his brilliance and enthusiasm, to build a reality made of a dense network of sale points, promoting an inclusive approach with his employees and enhancing his territory.”
Born in Naples, Colella started his career in fashion opening a series of multibrand stores in the Eighties. After founding his company Capri in 1988, he introduced the Alcott label in 1990, which was initially sold in multibrand stores. Given the success, he decided to acquire the historic Palazzo Stigliano building in Naples to open Alcott’s first flagship. At the time, the building housed the store of men’s brand Gutteridge,
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