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Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2018

06 April 2018 , 16:39

We’re celebrating entrepreneurs for their exceptional innovation, and for creating social change and growth that’s moving the UK forward.

Are you an entrepreneur?

About the awards

Our awards highlight and recognise the unique, original and positive ways that entrepreneurs from the UK are changing their industries, the economy and society. The awards are now in their third year, and are open to high-potential entrepreneurs from across the UK.

Benefits of nomination

  • Increase your network – get access to a community of business leaders, experts and other like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Be inspired – hear first-hand how others are leading the way, and learn from their stories
  • Get recognition – gain recognition for you and your business for game-changing contributions to business, industry or society
  • Boost your profile – create buzz for your business on a national scale

How it works

The programme runs from April to October, with winners being selected from 7 regions across the UK for these 5 main categories

  • Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year – for new businesses that are challenging the status quo
  • Scale-up Entrepreneur of the Year – for established entrepreneurs who’ve experienced rapid growth
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year – for entrepreneurs delivering transformative, social or environmental change
  • Icon of the Year – for prominent entrepreneurs leading the way for existing and future entrepreneurs
  • International Expansion of the Year – for high growth businesses growing beyond the UK at pace

Partnership awards

  • Eagle Labs Innovation Award – for lab residents making an impact through digital innovation
  • Rise FinTech Award – for businesses building the future of financial services

The regional winners will be invited to attend the National Awards Dinner in London on October 10, where the national winner of each category will be announced.

The nominations are open to everyone – you can nominate yourself or other entrepreneurs you know who deserve to be recognised.

Winner updates

Follow our award updates on Twitter to find out who won what.

Hall of Fame

Take a look at everyone who’s been presented with one of our National Entrepreneur Awards.