The Great British Entrepreneur Awards shines a light on outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses across the UK
In partnership with Starling Bank, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards has announced this year’s finalists who have shown true strength in entrepreneurship ‘ and even more so during this challenging time.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards champions hardworking and inspiring entrepreneurs in the UK while honouring businesses who have gone above and beyond in various industries.
After receiving an astounding 4,8000 entries, nearly 900 entrepreneurs from more than 650 businesses have been shortlisted across eight regions in the country.
The regions include South East, South West, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber, Scotland & Northern Ireland, the Midlands, North East, London & East of England and Wales.
The founder of one of the 650 shortlisted businesses will be awarded this year’s Great British Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Regional Finals will take place in September, and the winners will go on to the National Final in November.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards hopes to host the Regional Finals in a live event, depending on government guidelines and Covid-19 restrictions.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards founder, Francesca James, said the quality of this year’s entrants exemplified the strength of entrepreneurship across the UK: We have seen some incredible finalists over the years, and this year is no exception. It really is one of the strongest shortlists we’ve ever had, and the fact that so many exceptional people have applied during such a tough year is a testament to the resolve and entrepreneurial talent that exists across the UK.
As well as the recognition, our finalists and eventual winners will join our fantastic alumni community that supports each other all year round. From networking and thought leadership, right the way through to mentoring and guidance ‘ being a part of our ecosystem of entrepreneurs can be incredibly rewarding.
Creating the shortlist out of so many wonderful applications was incredibly tough, so I don’t envy the judges who will now decide the regional winners. Everyone who has been shortlisted should be incredibly proud and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase their achievements.
Anne Boden MBE, founder of Starling Bank, headline partner for the Awards, said: The events of the past year have touched everyone, be it through the health of friends and family, the isolation of restrictions or the wider impact on our livelihoods. However, businesses are made of people, and it’s the incredible fortitude, determination and innovation of people like those shortlisted, that has helped our regions survive, and in some cases thrive.
At Starling, we’re proud to be working with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and help champion the individuals who will lead the charge and shape our future economy as the nation looks to build back better and stronger.
Here is the link to view all the finalists: https://www.