The Great British Entrepreneur Awards has announced SumUp as its newest partner for 2021.
SumUp is a financial technology company that allows businesses of all sizes to receive payments quickly and simply, both in-store and online.
Named as Europe’s fastest-growing company in the ‘Inc. 5000’, SumUp supports over three million merchants globally and operates in 33 markets across Europe, the US and Brazil. With its card terminals and online services relied upon by businesses of all sizes from DHL to black cab drivers – SumUp is the partner of choice for small businesses from every walk of life.
Now in its ninth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom. Central to its ethos is being more than just ‘an awards ceremony’ – it’s a sense of community, and a thriving ecosystem of support all year round that provide opportunities for winners and finalists to connect and showcase their business.
Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: “I’m delighted to welcome SumUp to the Great British Entrepreneur Awards community to support us in our mission to celebrate and champion the UK’s amazing entrepreneurs.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for small businesses to accept payments quickly and simply. SumUp has established itself as a leader in this space and works effectively with entrepreneurs and small businesses to find the right solution.”
Alex von Schirmeister, executive vice president of SumUp, said: “We’re very happy to be partnering with an organisation that has such a fabulous track record of celebrating and supporting entrepreneurs.”
“Throughout the challenges of the past year, we’ve been proud to deliver the vital payments technology that empowers small businesses all over the UK. Our partnership with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards now means that we can also help shine a light on some of the nation’s most inspirational business stories.”