Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

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

Nominations for 2021 are now closed.

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2021 winners

  • Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Barclays – Hertility Health
  • Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Propel – Itch
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Smart Pension – Changes UK CIC
  • International Expansion of the Year, sponsored by Nimbla - ChickenGuard
  • Icon of the Year Award, sponsored by MarketFinance – Harry Destecroix
  • Eagle Labs Innovation Award – Yoello
  • Barclaycard Next Level Award – T.H.Burroughs Family Butchers
  • Rise FinTech Company of the Year – CreditEnable Ltd
  • Outstanding Contribution to UK Entrepreneurship – Brent Hoberman CBE
  • People’s Choice Award – BeoBia Ltd

About the awards

Our awards highlight and recognise entrepreneurs from the UK who are changing their industries, the economy and society in unique, original and positive ways.

We thrive on championing business ideas and our awards – now in their sixth year – provide the perfect platform to celebrate some of the UK’s most successful home-grown ventures.

Benefits of being involved
  • 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 – 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 June to October, and we select winners from eight regions across the UK for these five categories

  • Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by us – for new businesses that are challenging the status quo
  • Scale-up Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Propel – for established entrepreneurs who’ve experienced rapid growth
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year, sponsored by Smart Pension – for entrepreneurs delivering transformative social or environmental change
  • Icon of the Year, sponsored by MarketFinance – for prominent entrepreneurs leading the way for existing and future entrepreneurs
  • International Expansion of the Year, sponsored by Nimbla – 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
  • Barclaycard Next Level Award – for entrepreneurs and businesses that have overcome a significant challenge or had big business growth

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

Nominations for the Entrepreneur Awards 2021 are now closed.

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.