GBEAChoirBut entrepreneurs improvise too, some call it pivoting, others call it survival. The choir put it this way: “but if we’re stuck, we sell plastic ducks.” Bizet may not have chosen those words, but when he composed Carmen, there was no fourth industrial revolution afoot and there was no imperative to shout and indeed sing out the merits of entrepreneurs and why they matter.

Other winners of the evening were:

GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year Denise O’Leary, Purpol Marketing Limited

Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year, Matt Jones, S3 Advertising

Entrepreneur’s Champion of the Year, Rony Seamons, Entrepreneurial Spark

High Street Entrepreneur of the Year, Bradley Cummings, Tiny Rebel Brewing Co

Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year, Chris Ganje, AMPLYFI

Entrepreneur for Good, Wayne Cockram, Impact Mentoring

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year, Steve Jones, Comparison Creator

Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year, Scott Morgan, Nutrivend

Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year, Helena Hills & Simon Hills, TrueStart Coffee

Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Maciek Kacprzyk & Karina Sudenyte, Wonky Drinks

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