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Foreign Innovation Award

The UK wants to be open for business and it is encouraging global entrepreneurs to try to come and set up a business in the UK via entrepreneurship visas.

To recognise, champion and encourage these innovative entrepreneurs with scalable business proposals to enter the Great British Entrepreneurs ecosystem, in partnership with Fortunis Capital, we are launching a new category for 2020.

The new Foreign Innovation Award will showcase some of the most promising foreign entrepreneurs who have been endorsed and relocated their business to the UK – creating new jobs and helping to strengthen the economy for an overall positive effect.


Remember, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate and champions the stories of entrepreneurs. True entrepreneurs are as much about their story as they are about their balance sheet. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the truly inspiring entrepreneurs who are the agents of positive change in our country.

Application top tips:

  • Don’t fall back on cliches and tired story lines.
  • Don’t undersell yourself, your business and your hard work.
  • Give us the truth, not just the formula.
  • You (the entrepreneur) are the hero/heroine of your story; tell us about your ingenuity, your insight.

FAQs

There is no specific entry criteria for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. As long as you are an entrepreneur, and your business is registered and operates in the UK, you are free to enter!

Yes, you will have the opportunity to save an application. In order to do this, you will need to register for an account and ensure you remember your login details, as these will allow you to access your account in the future.

Absolutely! If you feel that your business is suited to more than one category, we actively encourage you to enter more than one. However, do be sure to tailor each application to the relevant category, rather than using the same generic application across all.

Yes, there is the opportunity to upload supporting documents along with your submission during the application process. All supporting documents will be provided to the judging panel alongside your application. There is a maximum upload limit of 10MB for these supporting documents.

Absolutely! If you have any testimonials that you feel would help with your application, you can submit them along with your supporting documents.

An application can be amended after it is submitted up until the entry closing date, however we advise against this. It is for this reason that we highly recommend that submissions are thoroughly proofed beforehand.

The entry deadline for the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards is 03/07/2020. Any extensions to entry deadlines will be announced via the website, social media and email.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards has a stellar panel of judges across multiple sectors.

Each judge is allocated categories that match their areas of expertise. Your entry will be judged based on answers to the four qualitative questions on the entry form along with supporting documents uploaded.

The judges will mark each question and give a rating out of 10 and make comments to justify their scoring.

Based on the ethos that these awards celebrate the story of the entrepreneur and not just the balance sheet, there is an element of subjectivity around judging. Applicants should make sure they really use the space to highlight the key milestones within their journey.

In previous years, judges have scored applications highly that shine a light on innovation, challenges overcome, adversity, vision, passion and tenacity.

Judges will review applications independently, however judges within a category may also collaborate with one another, particularly if the scoring is close.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call on 0845 5000 328. Alternatively, you can email adam@greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com or chloe@greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com.

Judges

Ben Towers

Young Entrepreneur, Investor & Speaker

Russell Dalgleish

Serial Scottish Entrepreneur and Investor, Strategist & Innovator
Register for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards regional finals (online)