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    Great British Entrepreneur Awards continues partnership with MINI

    2018-03-05T09:00:50Z

    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is delighted to announce that it has extended its partnership with MINI for the 2018 awards programme.MINI returns for a fifth year as a premium partner to help recognise the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs. As part of its support, MINI will ...

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    Great British Entrepreneur Awards opens for entries in 2018

    2018-03-01T09:00:58Z

    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is now open for entries for the 2018 programme.Now in its sixth year, the Awards celebrate the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain, not just the balance sheet.Having expanded to five cities in 2017, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards ...

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    Spectrum Collections founders crowned Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

    2018-01-25T15:11:43Z

    The founders of the ‘world’s most Instagrammable make-up brushes’ have been crowned 2017 ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards National Winners’ Evening, which took place at Coutts headquarters in London tonight (25th January).Welsh sisters Hannah & Sophie Pycroft, of Spectrum Collections, also picked ...

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    NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces London winners

    2017-11-22T09:06:23Z

    Business leaders, mentors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Millennium Hotel in London last night (November 21st) to discover who had won a coveted NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award at the London final.Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognise the hard work and inspiring stories of ...

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    NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces Birmingham winners

    2017-11-17T06:42:46Z

    Business leaders, mentors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham last night (November 16th) to discover who had won a coveted NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award at the Birmingham final.Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognise the hard work and inspiring stories of ...

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    NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces Manchester winners

    2017-11-15T10:24:36Z

    Entrepreneurs and business directors gathered at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester last night (November 14th) to discover who had won a coveted NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award at the Manchester final.Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognise the hard work and inspiring stories ...

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    Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces Scottish and Northern Irish winners

    2017-11-10T07:57:35Z

    Entrepreneurs and business directors gathered at the Gogarburn Conference Centre in Edinburgh last night (November 9th) to discover who had won a coveted Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Award at the Scotland and Northern Ireland final.Now in its fifth year, the Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur ...

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    Time to shout about entrepreneurial success

    2017-10-18T09:03:45Z

    "When you are an entrepreneur you have bad days," warned Simon Crowther, founder and CEO of Flood Protection Solutions, but he has an idea for how some entrepreneurs can rise above such times.Simon, a former winner of Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, was speaking ...

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    Productivity dilemma still a dilemma, UK plc needs entrepreneurs urgently

    2017-10-09T05:15:29Z

    It's odd, when you hear politicians talk about the UK economy they invariably forget to mention the most serious problem of the lot. Data out a few days ago highlights how serious the problem is, and how urgently we need to grapple with it.Total output across an economy is determined ...

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    Entrepreneurs celebrate in Cardiff as Stephen Fear tells the story of his phonebox success.

    2017-10-05T14:38:12Z

    It was the occasion of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards evening in Cardiff. The great and the good from across Wales and into England as far east as Bristol descended on Entrepreneurial Sparks, Cardiff. And Stephen Fear, entrepreneur extraordinaire told a story that left the audience in rapt attention.There ...

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    Thinking like an entrepreneur is something we may all have to do

    2017-09-22T12:39:34Z

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nitsckie/5507777269/“Our philosophy is that the future of work is about thinking like an entrepreneur, says Lucy-Rose Walker, Chief Entrepreneuring Officer at Entrepreneurial Spark, and a judge at this year’s NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. It seems that in a world that is constantly being disrupted by the next wave ...

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    What do you get when you rub two entrepreneurs together?

    2017-09-20T08:59:05Z

    “The world we live in is less about squirrelling away and hiding what you are doing and more about how we can we work better together,” says Lucy-Rose Walker, Chief Entrepreneuring Officer at Entrepreneurial Spark. These days, being entrepreneurially minded is not just a key skill for setting up a ...

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    NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards announces shortlist

    2017-09-15T09:45:47Z

    The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has today announced its 2017 shortlist.Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards recognises the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs, rather than just their financial success.Shortlisted businesses span 11 categories from Family Business of the Year to Business ...

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    On being outsmarted by a child, entrepreneurship, education and government – Oli Barrett spills the beans

    2017-09-04T12:07:18Z

    Oli Barrett, MBE, host at this year’s’ NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, an entrepreneur success story in his own right, is a communicator extraordinaire, and passionately tries to create an entrepreneurship culture starting at school. This is the second installment of our conversation with him, and he begins with a ...

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    Entrepreneurs are problem solvers, says Oli Barrett

    2017-09-01T08:26:52Z

    Oli Barrett, MBE, has a list of achievements to his name that most of us can only envy – Co-founder of Start-Up Britain, Cospa and as the man behind the Tenner campaign, the school enterprise scheme, he has done more to encourage the development of entrepreneurship culture starting with schools, ...

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    Would be entrepreneurs: “Never die not knowing,” says Jon Allen

    2017-08-25T12:12:59Z

    “Entrepreneurial thinking is needed for 21st-century skills,” says Jon Allen, MD and co-founder of Enploy, a platform for teaching entrepreneurial mindsets for young people and for employers, and a judge at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. This is his take on what it takes to be an entrepreneur, his ...

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    “Maybe it is the age of the celebrity entrepreneur,” says Stephen Fear

    2017-08-23T07:20:04Z

    “Maybe it is the turn of the entrepreneur. We have had celebrity chefs and celebrity footballers now with the likes of Richard Branson, Alan sugar etcetera… we have celebrity entrepreneurs, and that inspires others to be like them,” says Stephen Fear, the man behind the Fear Group, a company with ...

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    Paul Lees to entrepreneurs: you need luck, good team work, but you need to be able to make-up your own mind

    2017-08-18T08:43:12Z

    Photo: Four leaf clover, signifies luck, image by Umberto Salvagnin“There is a lot of luck, you need a team, listen to advice but don’t always follow it.” Paul Lees, founder and one time CEO of Powwownow, the leading free conference call company, and judge at the NatWest Great British ...

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    People are programmed to say ‘no’, entrepreneurs have to get the ‘yes’ response, says Qasim Majid

    2017-08-14T15:54:26Z

    “I’ve had more things go wrong than go right!”, says Qasim Majid – Cas, Judge at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, “but the things that have gone right, they’ve gone big!”“The world is built on the two-letter word – ‘No’! People love to say ‘No’. It is the way ...

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    “You will work harder than you ever worked before, but being an entrepreneur is amazing”, says Evadney Campbell

    2017-08-11T14:46:01Z

    “Beware,” says Evadney Campbell, MBE and judge at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, when you set up a business “You are going to have to work harder than you have ever worked before.” But then I am passionate about what I do, it doesn’t feel like a chore, it ...