Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards Announces Strathclyde Business School as Partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Strathclyde Business School joins Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards’ as a partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland regions.

Founded in 1948, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is a socially progressive academic organisation within a leading international technological university. SBS holds triple accreditation from the three main business school accreditation bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – and has done so since 2004. SBS were the first business school in Scotland to achieve triple accreditation, and also holds the Small Business Charter Gold Award.

Strathclyde Business School joins the Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards as it embarks on its sixth year, acknowledging and celebrating the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.

The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names, including: Julie Deane OBE of Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog, Shaun Pulfrey of Tangle Teezer, and Hannah & Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.

With continued support, the 2018 programme will see the awards held in five cities – Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

Co-Founder of the Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said: “We’re thrilled to have Strathclyde Business School join us as a partner for the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regions.

“The accreditations the Business School hold are a testament to the hard work of all of the staff, and the commitment they show to supporting entrepreneurship aligns perfectly with the ethos of our Awards. We’re excited to be working with The Business School on this year’s Awards programme.”

Professor Eleanor Shaw, Vice Dean Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange, Head, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, said: “As Scotland’s leading business school we are delighted to support a nationwide competition which is celebrating entrepreneurs who have proved that they can grow and scale their businesses. Entrepreneurs see opportunities regardless of their circumstances and make the most of them. They are our real wealth creators and we need to support them to help them grow and prosper – awards like these help them on their growth journey.

“Strathclyde Business School is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Established 20 years ago, the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship – endowed by Sir Tom Hunter – is at the heart of our activities to champion entrepreneurship and growth, turning useful learning into entrepreneurial action. An entrepreneurial mind-set is hugely important to the future growth of a new or existing business. Creating new businesses or new growth for an existing business creates jobs and prosperity – fundamental for economic growth – and so hugely important for the UK.”

Following a hugely successful 2017 programme, the Awards are now open for entries in 2018. National finals will be held in Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, and London, and will celebrate entrepreneurship across 12 categories including Start-Up, Creative Industries, Innovation and Young.


The Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards are now open for entries, and you can enter here.