With just a month to go before the 10th annual Great British Entrepreneur Awards, we’re excited to announce that Starling Bank founder and CEO Anne Boden MBE will be joining us on stage as this year’s keynote speaker.

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Taking place on Monday 21st November 2022, we will bring together 1,400 entrepreneurs, judges, mentors, investors and partners to celebrate the unrivalled creativity, ambition and resilience of entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom.

Over the course of an action-packed evening, guests will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with the brightest entrepreneurs from every corner of the country, hear from some of the leading figures in British entrepreneurship, and be treated to stunning entertainment.

Anne will be joining us in a live fireside chat with serial entrepreneur Oli Barrett to discuss her entrepreneurial journey. 

Anne Boden founded Starling in 2014 after a distinguished, 30-year career at some of the world’s best-known financial heavyweights, among them Allied Irish Banks, Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO.  

A computer scientist by training, she saw earlier than others in the industry the potential for digital technology to revolutionise the way people and small businesses do their banking. With the team at Starling, she built from scratch an app to help customers manage their finances in real-time, with the vision to improve banking for all and build Starling into a global brand.

Anne Boden, Founder and CEO of Starling Bank said: “Turning a passion into a business takes great courage, and entrepreneurs across the UK have shown just how brilliant they are at that. They bring much-needed growth, jobs and fresh ideas. I am delighted to be speaking at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards this year and look forward to meeting like-minded founders changing their own industries for the better.”

Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards said“We’re delighted to have Anne joining us at this year’s awards show! As our headline partner, we know how passionate Starling Bank is about supporting and celebrating entrepreneurship – and those ethics all come from Anne’s own passions. Her talk is going to be one that will inspire!” 

This year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards is set to be the biggest and best yet – get your tickets here before we sell out!

Check out the full list of finalists to see the incredible entrepreneurs who will be in the room.