Kicking off the week with some awesome news. Our founder, Daljit Singh has been recognised as one of the best in the business after being named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Creative Entrepreneur of the Year category.

The awards champion the hard work and uplifting stories of business owners across the UK with an emphasis on their journey and resilience. Notable past winners include Steven Bartlett who took home the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2017 before becoming the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den. 

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The alumni has collectively generated over £30 billion in revenue and employed more than 450,000 people. This year, finalists were selected from over 5,300 entrants – the most the awards has ever had.

Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said: “The quality of applications is consistently excellent year on year, but we have been especially blown away by the innovation, drive and determination demonstrated this year. Shortlisting from so many inspiring contenders has been more challenging than ever, with many deserving cases put forward and an ever-growing business community thriving across the country. From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners haven’t had it easy over the past few years, but it’s a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they have continued on their path and refused to give in.”

Twelve awards will be given out per region for categories including Disruptor of the Year, Entrepreneur for Good Award, and the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Notable winners from previous years include Social Chain founder Steven Bartlett, who went on to become the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.

The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November.

Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, headline partner of the Awards, said: “Congratulations to all those businesses who have made the shortlist. It’s great to see the passion, resilience and amazing ingenuity from entrepreneurs across so many categories.”