Today is a very special day, as we announce that Starling Bank has joined us as our new headline sponsor in a three-year partnership.
Starling, which has been voted Best British Bank two years running and was named Best Business Banking Provider in 2019, and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards will support each other in the shared mission to support and celebrate entrepreneurs in the UK.
It’s particularly exciting for us to have such a committed partner with a real entrepreneurial success story behind it. Starling’s founder and CEO, Anne Boden MBE, is someone who saw so many problems with traditional banking and decided to do something about it, disrupting an entire industry in the process.
We were early adopters of Starling’s business account, long before we’d even entered into discussions over this partnership. We know first hand the benefits Starling’s digital, mobile-first banking experience gives us as a business.
The partnership also sees Anne Boden join us as chair of the judging panel, and, everyone at Team GBEA is honoured to work alongside her and her team to champion and support the fantastic entrepreneurial spirit that’s alive and well in the UK.
2019 was a really exciting year for us as we made some big changes to the format of our regional finals. And this year sparks more change, not only with a new headline sponsor but a brand new logo too. After seven years, we’ve refreshed our branding to better reflect our ethos and culture as a business.
There will be more exciting announcements coming in the next few weeks and we can’t wait to get kick start our 2020 programme!