The Great British Entrepreneurs Magazine spring 2020 edition features the top 15 social enterprises to watch in 2020, how small firms can get ready for Brexit and interviews with inspirational entrepreneurs.
Our Entrepreneur for Good category has gone from strength to strength since we introduced it in 2017 and it was a fantastic moment to see Celia Hodson on stage as our national Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019.
You can read all about Celia’s story in our main feature on page 14, along with a host of entrepreneurs who are putting people and the planet before their profits.
2019 was also a fantastic year for the UK’s start-up and tech scenes.
The latest report from Centre for Entrepreneurs found that five new tech start-ups were created every hour as business formations reached a record high. With a 2.8% increase on 2018, there were a whopping 681,704 new businesses in the UK last year, ranging from 14,363 new takeaway food stores to 10 new llama and alpaca farms. In such politically turbulent and uncertain times, I can’t help but feel that this is a magnificent achievement and shows the resilience and ambition of this country’s entrepreneurs.
2020 promises to be a wonderfully exciting year, both for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in partnership with Starling Bank, and for entrepreneurship as a whole.