THE GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR REVEALED
65 entrepreneurs were recognised at this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards, with James Watt, founder of BrewDog, taking home the Grand Prix accolade of Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Find the full list of winners here.
Taking place at the renowned Old Billingsgate, the Awards were a celebration of entrepreneurial spirit, proving that Britain means business and entrepreneurialism is thriving.
David Cameron, who was unable to attend on the night, said:
“The Government’s ambition for the next decade is for it to be the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in Britain’s history, as such Awards are a great way of emphasising the roles entrepreneurs play to help achieve that vision.”
We had a star-studded event, with David Weir CBE (Paralympian) and Derek Redmond (British Athlete) giving an inspirational interview, Andy and Steve Moore (Former welsh rugby players) presenting, Gyles Brandreth as host and a surprise visit from international businesswoman and model Caprice.
Headline Sponsor NatWest awarded the NatWest Special Merit Awards to an entrepreneur in each category, who demonstrated true entrepreneurial spirit. NatWest also provided the overall winners prize, a unique mentoring opportunity with a senior NatWest executive, designed to take the business to the next level.
Abe Tilling, Regional Managing Director for London and South West at NatWest, said:
“At NatWest we want to help more entrepreneurs reach their potential and to help develop a culture of enterprise across the country. As part of this commitment we’re delighted to play our part in supporting the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014 and would like to congratulate all 2014 nominees and winners.”
Thank you to all the Finalists, sponsors, judges and partners that have helped make this year’s Awards and we look forward to seeing you for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015!