In 2012 we launched an awards programme to shine a light on Great British  Entrepreneurs.

It’s now grown to so much more than that, and while we are home to the largest celebration of entrepreneurship via The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, we are also a community and eco-system of some 50,000 entrepreneurs and their supporters.

Take a look around to see what we’re doing, along with our impressive community and passionate supporters. 

Proudly partnered with Starling Bank

"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."
- Francesca James, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards & Community

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latest Community News

Here’s what members of our community have been doing, making, announcing and disrupting. 

Did you know we have a magazine?

View the latest issue of the GB Entrepreneurs magazine. This magazine brings those incredible stories together in one place, helping to shine a spotlight on some of the best entrepreneurial stories and biggest issues facing entrepreneurs in the UK today.

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What marks these awards out is the way they've fostered such an impressive, supportive community of people. And that's never been more important than right now.

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor




In this free session, James Oakley, recognised as one of the world’s leading mobile marketers, will identify how much small businesses should be spending on Google Ads.
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Scaling effectively: The art of letting go

In this free session, GBEA head of content Jonathan Davies will sit down with entrepreneur and start-up and scale-up adviser, Kate Methuen-Ley. As the leader of your business you need to give yourself space to have a clear vision and a clear route to your goal. Knowing when, what and how to outsource the tasks that aren’t the best use of your time can be daunting. Kate will talk through the things to consider and the benefits of not being the expert in everything in your business.
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Becoming a B Corp

This free session will see GBEA founder Francesca James speak with a panel of B Corp business leaders including Pippa Murray of Pip & Nut, Jo-Anne Chidley of Beauty Kitchen and Gareth Jones of Town Square Spaces. Pippa, Jo-Anne and Gareth will share top tips and advice on becoming fully certified, the application process, advantages and benefits that being a B Corp can have, and how this can positively affect your business.
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Supporting International Innovation

Working with Fortunis Capital, we're showcasing some of the most promising foreign entrepreneurs who have been endorsed under the new Home Office Start up & Innovator scheme and have relocated their business to the UK – creating new jobs and helping to strengthen the economy for an overall positive effect.

The Great British Entrepreneurs


The Great British Entrepreneur Awards Hall of Fame recognises individuals with a long-term record of combining their outstanding entrepreneurial achievements with a sustained commitment to supporting entrepreneurial talent throughout the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and other partner programmes.

The first fourteen individuals were inducted into the Great British Entrepreneurs Champions Hall of Fame in 2019, with three new members being inducted at the 2020 virtual regional final.

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Entrepreneur ROund tables

As a community, we regularly bring together thought leaders and industry experts for roundtable discussions that allow us to ‘test the temperature’ and highlight industry concerns and/or trends.

Reaching for the Starlings

Along with our partners Starling Bank, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards prides itself on supporting exciting entrepreneurs making waves in the UK.

15 eco entrepreneurs to watch in 2020

  With more businesses becoming eco-minded and looking for effective ways to help reduce their carbon footprint,  we are shining a spotlight on entrepreneurs that

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