GBEA 2015

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is once again looking for the UK's brightest and best entrepreneurs and celebrate their stories as entries open for 2016.

Now in its fourth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, sponsored by NatWest, is hailed as the benchmark of entrepreneurial success in the UK, focusing on the entrepreneur's story, not just the balance sheet. Previous winners have included Julie Deane MBE, founder of the Cambridge Satchel Co. and James Watt, co-founder of Brewdog.

Entrepreneurs will be recognised across 19 categories, including: Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year, Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and Creative Entrepreneur of the Year, with an overall Great British Entrepreneur of the Year chosen by the judges.

Nick James, co-founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: "Over the past three years we have been 'wowed' by the stories of how some of Britain's best businesses started. Every year we've received more quantity and more quality in entries. These stories are always so inspiring to read, and I'm hugely excited to feel even more inspired after reading this year's stories."

To see the full list of categories, to enter or to nominate someone, please visit the Great British Entrepreneur Awards website.