Barclays Entrepreneur Awards opens for entries

Nominations have opened for Barclays’ sixth annual Entrepreneur Awards, ready to place game-changing entrepreneurs in the spotlight for their outstanding contribution to industry, the economy and society.

The event will showcase founders and their businesses, drawn from across the country, who amid the pandemic have gone from bedroom to (virtual) boardroom and helped to  stimulate the economic recovery and drive social change.

There are eight categories, ranging from start-up through to international expansion. For the first time, a number of Barclays partners who provide services to help businesses thrive have taken the opportunity to sponsor a category.

Katherine Morgan, Head of High Growth and Entrepreneurs Proposition, said: “It’s been a difficult time for businesses during the pandemic, which is why it’s more important than ever celebrate entrepreneurs’ achievements.

“So often it’s their exceptional innovation, alongside their drive for social change, that helps us to overcome challenges and create momentum for growth across the country.”

Previous winner of the People’s Choice Award, Mark Scott (pictured), founder of Bella & Duke, a healthy fresh pet food subscription company based in Perthshire, said: “Awards such as these are important to firms like ours.

“They help to showcase our brand, products and services to a much wider audience.”

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