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The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has announced a partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week UK for the 2019 programme.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an initiative that sees 35,000 events take place simultaneously across 170 countries that inspires over 10 million people to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems.

The partnership will see the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards National Final take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week (18-24 November) as the UK’s headline event in London.

Regional finals will take place in Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle throughout September and October, with winners heading to the National Final to crown an overall winner in each category.

Ewan Gaffney, director of Global Entrepreneurship Week UK, said: “We’re delighted to have GBEA return as a headline event of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019. These awards have become a crucial fixture in the UK’s enterprise calendar and provide an excellent opportunity to highlight the celebrate the amazing achievements of the UK’s entrepreneurs. GBEA and GEW are a perfect partnership.”

Francesca James, founder of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: “Global Entrepreneurship Week is a phenomenal initiative that continues to fly the flag for entrepreneurship with an expanding reach every year. I’m thrilled to be partnered with it this year, and delighted to say our National Final will be the UK’s headline event.”