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


2021 pre-registrations now open

Follow the link below to pre-register your interest for the 2021 awards - it should only take a minute!
Great British Entrepreneurs

latest Community News

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

We're a gateway organisation for the government's Kickstart scheme. This means we can support employers taking on less than 30 roles.

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.

Nice things say about us


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 a time when both our business models and personal relationships are being tested to their limits, it is important to understand how the breakdown of a relationship can affect your business.

People at the heart of your business

Chieu Cao, CMO of Perkbox
This session will explore the impact of positive health and wellbeing in the workplace for employees and employers, and how these steps should be a fundamental part of your business plan.
Register to attend

Are Social Entrepreneurs the Business Leaders of the Future?

Mel Young MBE, Serial Entrepreneur
Mel will identify how being a social enterprise can compare to a purely for-profit business, what it means to be a social entrepreneur and have social values, and how your business can support change in the world for a brighter future.
Register to attend

Becoming a B Corp

This free session sees Great British Entrepreneur Awards Founder Francesca James speak with a panel of B Corp business leaders including Pippa Murray of Pip

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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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A different way of thinking – Turning crisis into opportunity There’s no time like a crisis for revealing people’s true colors; the COVID-19 pandemic is

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In Focus

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.

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