GBEA National Winners Celebration Evening

The founders of sports nutrition brand, Grenade, were crowned ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’ for 2018 at the National Winners’ Evening of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in London last night.

There is so much I love about my business and what I do, but the thing that gives me the greatest pleasure, is introducing entrepreneurs to others who can help them on their journey. The GBEA community is jam-packed with entrepreneurs who have already enjoyed huge success, but continually show up to champion and support those who are in their early stages including Dhiraj Mukherjee (Shazam), Kanya King MBE (Mobo), Will King (King of Shaves),  ... 

Everyone in the GBEA community brings something unique to the mix - whether it is innovation, creativity, inspiration or diversity - maybe with years of experience or a youthful new perspective.  Congratulations to all the 2018 GBEA final winners and to Francesca James and her team for making this happen. 

Kudos to Coutts for hosting the event and supporting such a diverse bunch of entrepreneurs! 

Great to catch up with clients Simon Crowther (founder, Flood Protection Solutions and GBEA Judge), Bethany Ainsley (founder, Nouveau Group) and former GBEA Winner Lisa Sohanpal (founder, Nom Noms World Food and GBEA Judge).

Congratulations to all the national winners of their categories and in particular Alan and Juliet Barratt, founders of Grenade, the overall 2018 GBEA winners.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award – Peter Kelly & Kieron Yeoman, Imployable
Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year – Jo-Anne Chidley, Beauty Kitchen
Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year – Jamie McGowan, Welsh ICE
Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year – Jo Ham, HAM
Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year – Arjun Panesar & Charlotte Summers, Diabetes Digital Media
Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Christine & Jenny Chau, Charley Chau Ltd
Entrepreneurs’ Team of the Year – Mark Wright, Climb Online
Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year – Pippa Murray, Pip & Nut
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Jamie Bolding, Jungle Creations
Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Peter Grainger, CafePod Coffee Company
Entrepreneur for Good Award – Alan Mahon, Brewgooder
Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year – Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Morningside Pharmaceuticals
Overall Great British Entrepreneur of the Year – Alan and Juliet Barratt, Grenade