New business awards launched for enterprise and entrepreneurs

Brand new business awards have been created to both celebrate entrepreneurs as well as recognising their achievements. They will be called the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and will be dished out to recipients during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, with the ceremony taking place on the 19th November 2013 in London.

The awards are a true celebration of all areas of enterprise and entrepreneurship and include a variety of categories for enterprise, champions of enterprise and entrepreneurs. Awards will be given in such categories as Enterprise City of the Year, Business TV Show of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.

A high profile panel of judges has been assembled, with representatives from entrepreneurship, media, academia, policy, enterprise and business.

Judges include; Peter Ibbetson, Chairman of Small Business’ RBS, Lawson Muncaster, MD City AM, Tom Riordan CEO, Leeds City Council, Priya Lakhani, founder of Masala Masale and Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, The Black Farmer.

Founder of the awards Simon Burton said, “Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the economy. They question the received wisdom, drive change and create opportunities. Entrepreneurs rescue failing industries and invent entirely new ones. They create jobs and solve problems. Entrepreneurs make something of nothing.”

The Awards are launching in partnership with Fresh Business Thinking. Fresh Business Thinking is an on-line resource for business owners, directors and entrepreneurs with over 250,000 active members.

Fresh Business Thinking founder Nick James commented, “The Great British Entrepreneur Awards will be the annual celebration of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs and the support network they need to survive and thrive. UK PLC needs entrepreneurs like never before, people that can innovate, lead and inspire and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards will put them centre stage.”

Full details of how to enter will be released shortly.  Please see the website for more information: