The founder of Snaffling Pig, a unique range of pork-flavoured snacks, has been crowned Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for London & the South East region.
Nick Coleman launched Snaffling Pig in 2015 for a bet, after his business partner said he could turn his passion for flavoured pork crackling into a flourishing brand. Along with its range of pork scratchings and crackling, Snaffling Pig also produces nuts, sauces and alcohol.
It rounded off a successful night for Nick, who also named Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year earlier in the night.
Now in its seventh year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, rather than the business’ balance sheet.
Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: “Nick really has a wonderful entrepreneurial story. Already an entrepreneur, it’s incredible to think Snaffling Pig may not exist today if he didn’t take that bet from his business partner. With so many food and drink products really pushing the boat out when it comes to their branding, it really takes something special to stand out from the crowd and Nick has definitely done that with Snaffling Pig.
“As always the standard of entries in London & the South East has been magnificent. The journeys these entrepreneurs have taken to get where they are is incredibly inspiring. I want to congratulate all of our winners in London & the South East and wish them the very best of luck for the National Final in November. With over 3,000 entries this year across the UK, it really is a great achievement in itself to get to the regional final.”
Gordon Merrylees, managing director of entrepreneurship at NatWest, said: “NatWest is proud to support the Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrating another year of amazing achievements for entrepreneurs starting and growing businesses from every corner of the country. Supporting entrepreneurs is a key priority for NatWest and our dedicated programme of fully funded accelerator hubs, mentoring, insight and bespoke coaching, is specifically designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs who want to start, scale and succeed in business. Congratulations to all of the winners and to those who were shortlisted for one of these prestigious awards.”
Elsewhere, the founders of renewable energy provider Bulb Energy were named Disruptors of the Year, and the Doctify founders picked up the Health & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year award. The trio behind Mindful Chef won the Start-Up category, and social media star turned entrepreneur Grace Beverley was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
The winners of each category will now go to the National Final of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, which takes place in London in November.
Full list of winners for London & the South East:
Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
Dominic Davies & James Milligan | Backyard Cinema
Disruptor of the Year
Hayden Wood & Amit Gudka | Bulb Energy
Entrepreneur for Good Award
Alex Stephany | Beam
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Gian Power | TLC Lions
Entrepreneurs’ Team of the Year
Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Helen & Olivia Collins | myza
Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year
Nick Coleman | Snaffling Pig
Health & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year
Stephanie Eltz | Doctify
Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
Avin Rabheru | Housekeep
Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
Ashley Lawrence & Ben Adams | Trinnovo Group Ltd
Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Damien Lee | Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co
Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
Myles Hopper, Giles Humphries & Robert Grieg-Gran | Mindful Chef
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Grace Beverley | TALA and B_ND
Great British Entrepreneur of the Year (London & the South East)
Nick Coleman | Snaffling Pig