We are absolutely delighted to reveal the full list of national winners for 2020.
National winners were crowned from a group of 135 founders of 110 businesses who were successful at the regional finals in September. The Covid-19 pandemic forced the National Final online for the first time.
Around 1,500 people from across the UK joined the celebration, which allowed entrepreneurs, judges and partners to network much like they would have done during a pre-event drinks reception.
Our founder, Francesca James, said: “This year has been tough, emotional and challenging for so many of us. I’m so inspired, though, by all our winners and finalists’ sheer hard work, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Every single one them is truly exceptional and they should be very proud to call themselves Great British entrepreneurs.
“I want to thank our judges who give so much time and energy to these Awards and our community. And, of course, our sponsors. They believe in, support and champion each and every member of the community. This evening and this community wouldn’t be possible without them.
Speaking to the finalists, Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank, said: “I have to thank all of you finalists for all the hard work you have put in to get where you are today. As the CEO of Starling Bank, I’m so so proud that Starling Bank is sponsoring these Awards because entrepreneurship is something really special.
“This year has been so difficult for entrepreneurs. The virus has caused so much heartache, but I’m very positive to see a very optimistic future because you, as entrepreneurs, will survive.”
Great British Entrepreneur of the Year
Johnny Paterson | Dr. PAWPAW
Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
Ben & Rebecca Reynolds | Carousel Lights
Disruptor of the Year
Dan Garrett | Farewill
Entrepreneur for Good Award
Sanjay Lobo | onHand
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Mark Williams | LIMB-art
Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Manav & Rimi Thapar | LoveRaw
Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year
Connie Nam | Astrid & Miyu
Foreign Innovation Award
Shahnaz Rabiei, Mahdi Almubarak and Ebrahim Almubarak | FitQuid
Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year
Cassandra Stavrou | PROPER
Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year
Tania Boler | ELVIE
Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year
James & Thom Elliot | Pizza Pilgrims
Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
Claire Henderson & Michael Branney | Oh Polly
Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
Shan Hanif | Genflow
Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Molly Masters | Books That Matter
Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
Hannah Carter | OGGS®
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sebastien Vanderlinden | Yumi Nutrition