2018 Finalists: The Midlands

This year, we’ve been overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of entries submitted. It’s been another record-breaking year for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards we’ve had double the number of applications we received last year!

We’re delighted to reveal the full shortlist for the Midlands…

Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year


Clare Villar, Clare Villar
Daniel Ball, Chocolate Treasures
Ed Hollands, DrivenMedia
Ettie Wexsteen, Wexbaby
Jo Ham, HAM
Richard Rossington, Tell Your Story UK
Rima Tadmory, Rima Tadmory Ltd
Ross Davies, Strafe Creative


Entrepreneur For Good Award


Alex Nash, Alcuris
Ben & Michael Dyer, The Inspirational Learning Group Ltd
Dr Asha Patel, Innovating Minds CIC
Jack Fellows, The Social Mercenary
Jo-Anne Shellum, Sociability Care CIC
Matt Inniss, Fitnniss
Mohammed Suleman, Derby Museums


Entrepreneurial Spirit Award


Amelia Gillespie, Kerry & Stacey Barsby, ClubsComplete Ltd
Kasim Choudhry, ThinkFest
Michele Walsh, Michele Walsh Ltd
Natalie Edwards, Transition Stage Company
Oyedele Olaoye, Dolce la Dolce Ltd
Paul Cadman, The Audacious ECommerce Company
Penny Weston, Moddershall Oaks & MADE
Rachel & Tru Powell, Kandy Girl


Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year


Gemma Went, Gemma Went Ltd
Jodie Hughes
Laura Morris & Victoria Alcock, The Family Network
Russell Copley, Greenborough Management Ltd


Entrepreneurs’ Team of the Year


Jane Yates and Katie McDermott, Not Dogs
Matt Jones, Oxbridge Home Learning
Stacey & Kerry Barsby, Primary PPA Cover
Sunny Araf, ISA Support Services Ltd


Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year


Adam & Chloe Pollard, The Willoughby Book Club Ltd
Charles Oliver Hassall, Falcon Contract Flooring Sales Ltd
Juliet & Alan Barratt, Grenade
Rachel, Kerry & Stacey Barsby, Bilingual Day Nursery & Pre-School
Tom Davenport, H20 Hygiene Ltd
Vikki & Lisa Pearson, Vikkilea Events and Wedding Cars


Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year


Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd
John Loveday & Paul Hood, Toppa
Sophie Hainsworth & Jason Nesbitt, LoyalFree
Sophie Thompson & Dominic Barnard, VirtualSpeech
Stefan Wissenbach, Engagement Multiplier
Stuart Mackintosh, OpusVL
Suzanne Edwards & Stephen Wileman, Enlighten
Yagmur Masmas, Greenstory


Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year


Adam & Lena Gore, Find Me a Gift
Charlotte Jamme, Mia Tui Ltd
Juliet & Alan Barratt, Grenade
Shahid Sheikh OBE, Clifton Packaging Group Ltd
Steve Knight, Productiv Delivery Ltd
Theo Millward, Swimtime


Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year


Arjun Panesar & Charlotte Summers, Diabetes Digital Media
Ashley Cooper, Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors
Ian Smith & Jack Davies, Vision Drive
Sanj Gidda, VoozoDealer
Savan, Kunal & Keval Dattani, Mo Bro’s Grooming Company
Waqar Shah, Supermeal.co.uk


Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year


Emma Heathcote-James, Little Soap Company
Jane Yates & Katie McDermott, Not Dogs
Joanna Hilditch, White Heron Brands Ltd
Kate Dunant & Adam Church, Perkulatte
Matt Jones, Oxbridge Home Learning
Mike Harris, SiFi Networks
Rosie Ginday, Miss Macaroon


Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year


Craig McVoy, Beyond Brand
Emma Southorn, Prima Make Up
Khadija Kalifa, Opal and Pearl
Mark Larkin, Vitaccess Ltd
Rachel de Caux & Paula Short, Beauty Blvd
Tom Walker & Gaz Booth, Holy Moly Dips


Young Entrepreneur of the Year


Alex Nash, Alcuris
Ed Hollands, DrivenMedia
Oliver Bruce, Pin Point Media
Omar Sacranie, Saints of Mokha
Roseanna Croft, Roseanna Croft Jewellery
Sophie Hainsworth & Jason Nesbitt, LoyalFree
Sophie Thompson & Dominic Barnard, VirtualSpeech
Stefania Pellegrino, Vittoria Enterprises Ltd (Purely)

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