GBEA London Winners

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#GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year

James Sinclair

The Partyman Company

James Sinclair began his entrepreneurial journey at age 15 as a party entertainer, and over the past 15 years has grown his portfolio to include indoor play and laser kombat, day nurseries, a farm park, splash park and an online toy business.

Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year

Patrick McCrae


Patrick McCrae set up ARTIQ in 2009 with a vision of providing expertly curated, narrative driven art for the workplace. Fair treatment for artists is fundamental to ARTIQ’s ethos with ‘art rental’ offering artists a regular income and exhibition space for their work whilst providing clients with the ability to regularly refresh their environment and showcase arts patronage.

Entrepreneur for Good

Christopher Baker-Brian, Mansoor Hamayun & Laurent Van Houcke


BBOXX CTO Chris leads the development of a wide range of advanced rural electrification solutions in London and oversees the BBOXX production facility, while CEO Mansoor manages a diverse global team, which manufactures and distributes products at a global and local level.

COO Laurent is responsible for developing and cascading the organisation's mission statement to the staff and partners, and implementing appropriate recognition and coaching to align personnel with company goals.

Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year

Matt Gubba


Matt Gubba is CEO & Founder of BizBritain, a business support organisation he founded in 2012 to support entrepreneurs who don’t have a degree. This is a cause which is close to Matt’s own heart, having left school at a young age himself to pursue a passion for business.

Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Chris Morgan

New Skills Academy

Chris Morgan is co-founder of New Skills Academy, an online training business offering affordable accredited training courses to individuals wanting to learn for fun or further their career, and small businesses up-skilling their workforce.

High Street Entrepreneur of the Year

Kirsten White

London Grace

Kirsten is an award-winning entrepreneur who has transformed the high street beauty experience with London Grace, an innovative social beauty brand. Due to her success with a fast-growing business, Kirsten was recently named in Management Today’s prestigious ’35 Women Under 35’ list.

Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year

Sarah Simons & Susan Purse

British Baby Box

Susan Purse and Sarah Simons are the co-founders of British Baby Box, a rapidly-growing innovative baby brand which has introduced a Finnish tradition to the UK with a home-grown twist.

Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year

Justin Basini


As CEO and co-founder at ClearScore, Justin Basini’s role is varied and far-reaching from the strategic direction of the business and the design of the product through to making the most of potential within the team.

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Victoria Green

Victoria Green Ltd

Victoria Green is a leading British designer with over 20 years’ experience in the retail sector. She launched her range of beauty bags in 2014 which combine her passion for design, colour and pattern, and her legendary obsession with the organisation.

Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year

Melanie Goldsmith & Emile Bernard

Smith & Sinclair

Melanie Goldsmith and Emile Bernard are the co-founders of Smith & Sinclair. The entrepreneurial duo are responsible for the world's first cocktail confectionery, and since conception the company has gone on to curate innovative experiences for their own standalone activations as well as that of other brands.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Richard Evans

The Profs

Richard Evans is the founder of The Profs, the award-winning education start-up and the UK's premier specialist university tuition provider. He is also the co-founder of BitPaper - the online whiteboard created for tutors, by tutors.

Great British Entrepreneur of the Year: London & The South East

Justin Basini


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