The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 are now open

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By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards are now open. Sponsored by Starling Bank and BT, these awards recognise the achievements of outstanding and innovative entrepreneurs across all industry sectors.

GBEA Founder, Francesca James, has established a thriving community that has benefited 50,000 entrepreneurs over the past nine years. We are delighted to have joined in an exciting new partnership that will see us work alongside Francesca and her team throughout 2021.

A total of 18 categories are available this year, including ‘Disruptor of the Year’, ‘Entrepreneur for Good Award’ and ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’.


The full list of categories include:

  • Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Disruptor of the Year
  • Entrepreneur for Good Award
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
  • Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Foreign Innovation Award
  • Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Made in the UK Award
  • Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Great British Entrepreneur of the Year


Entries Open: NOW
Entry Deadline: Friday 4th June
Shortlist Announced: w/c Monday 28th June

Click here for more information on the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and good luck to all entrants!


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