Here they are, folks – the 2020 finalists for the Midlands!

The Midlands was home to the 2018 Great British Entrepreneurs of the Year, Alan and Juliet Barrett of Grenade. Will we find our big winner here again this year?

Unfortunately, we can’t come back to Birmingham this year due to lockdown restrictions, but we’re looking forward to welcoming each and every finalist from the Midlands to our virtual final on 23rd September.

You can find out more about the virtual final and book your free tickets here.

This year, we have 71 entrepreneurs shortlisted in 14 categories. And one finalist will be crowned 2020 Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year.

And we’re delighted to reveal the 2020 finalists for the Midlands:

Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year

Janet Gray | Feed My Creative CIC
Sarah & Steve Boden | Imagine Theatre
Louise West | Louise West Lace Design
Nicki Capewell | Pedddle

Disruptor of the Year

Daniel Bridgewater | Buckt
Melissa Snover | Nourished
Yen Wei Goo | Paguro Upcycle
Simon Washbrook | popcorn

Entrepreneur for Good Award

Kristina Salceanu | Advent of Change
Dean Jackson, Gaz Jones, Grant Thompson, Lee Marples, Luke Smith & Rachel Hayward | Derby Swap Shop
Pamela Aculey | Just Like Me Books
Chris Meah | School of Code

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Kerrie-Ann Wynter | Moonstone Day Care
Angela Stewart | NurtureCare Ltd
Chantel Hall-Reid & Dionne Barrett | Sister2Sister
Fungai Ndemera | The Flame Lily Healthcare

Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Suzy Sanders | Alchemy Virtual Assistance
John & Leo Lashley | Brooklyn Brownie Co.
Jo & Tony Miln | Soundgas Ltd
Mark Drabble & Melissa Downhill | Tin Man Scrap Metal

Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year

Laura Ella Griffiths | BY LAURA ELLA
Fazane Fox | Fazane Malik Clothing LTD
Rose Ovensehi | Flora & Curl Haircare
Sian Harris | SD PMU Limited

Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year

Katherine Jenner | Burning Barn Rum
George Blurton & Hugo Hodgson | Long Shot Drinks
Alex Archibald & Bethany Tomlinson | LYFBAR LTD
Gita Raikundalia | Nakasero Foods

Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year

Lorraine Hill | Hampton Clinic
Holly Matthews | Holly Matthews ltd
Penny Weston | MADE & Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat
Dee Gardner | The Menopause Experts

Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year

Theo Millward | FranScape
Keira O’Mara | Mama Designs Ltd
Lee Nazari | SWOOPE EAT
Ben & Michael Dyer | The Inspirational Learning Group

Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year

Veejay Lingiah | Learning Labs
Jason Nesbitt & Sophie Hainsworth | LoyalFree
Kirsty Gale | Red Carpet Ready Ltd
John Fennell | Rotherwood Healthcare

Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year

Luke Tobin | Digital Ethos
Sam Cattell | Mindful Mortgages
Rebecca Simkiss | SimkissGuy Recruitment Ltd
Wendy Deab | Strategi Solutions Group Ltd

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Leon Smith-McCalla | LS Recruitment Ltd
Alan Ellis | Purchase It
Barry Tong | Stephensons Online LTD
Hana Glover | The Bead Shop Ltd

Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year

Sam Hallett | Enable Life Ltd
Charlotte Wilson & Francesca Tricarico | Future Cloud Accounting
Hamish Light | Local e Sourced
Datsa Gaile | SolaAir Sequin Walls UK

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Katie Gillies | Katie Gillies
Charlie Rodman | Super Socks
Emily Tomlinson | The Party Palace & Princess Promotions
Rebecca Dean | Unico 3 Ltd