2022 Great British Entrepreneur Award finalists announced

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July 2022

Finalists of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022, in partnership with Starling Bank, have been shortlisted from an incredible 5,000+ applications. What makes the GBEA so special is that it highlights and celebrates the hard work and dedication of UK business owners, focusing on their journey and ethos, rather than financial achievements. It has seen winners such as Social Chain founder Steven Bartlett (now the the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den) and their ever-growing network of alumni have gone on to collectively turn over £30 billion and employ around 450,000 people!

"For the last five years, I've had the privilege to be a member of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards & Community judging panel. During this time I have watched with huge respect as Francesca James and her team have built GBEA into what I consider to be one of the most highly respected entrepreneur awards programmes in the UK today." - Russell Dalgleish, GBEA Judge for Scotland

This year marks a decade of the awards and the quality of finalists is exceptional with the Grand Final to be held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November. There will also be a brand new category 'The John Caudwell Blaze Your Own Trail Award' which highlights the organisations investing in the training and development of young people such as offering apprenticeships, vocational training, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

"One thing I like in particular about GBEA is the fact that more than simply recognising success (and potential) the team have created a community that critically brings these entrepreneurs together to learn from each other and to meet some of us with 'grey hair of experience'. I'd like to wish every finalist success, but for the many thousand that were unsuccessful can I congratulate you in showing the bravery to apply and always remember that there will be a future opportunity. No one is successful first time, every time, but if you don't enter you definitely won't win!" - Russell Dalgleish

Click here to see the full list of finalists: 2022 Great British Entrepreneur Awards Regional Finalists

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