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Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

Barclays Entrepreneur Awards – nominations open

We’re excited to announce the ninth Barclays Entrepreneur Awards are open. So now’s the time to get your nominations in.

Celebrate the entrepreneurs who are committed to disrupting the status quo and driving innovation, who consistently support communities and the wider economy.

You can nominate your own business as well as others who’ve demonstrated the passion and skills that have turned unique visions into reality.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 28 June 2024.

Terms and conditions apply

About the awards

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

We champion innovative business ideas and our awards provide the perfect platform to celebrate some of the UK’s most successful home-grown ventures.

The 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

Enter your nominations between 9:00 on 3 June 2024 and 23:59 on 28 June 2024.

If you’re a successful nominee, we’ll contact you after the closing date.

We’ll invite the finalists to the awards ceremony later this year, where the winner of each category will be announced.

Award categories

Start-up Award, sponsored by Barclays Business Banking

This category recognises entrepreneurs who have started new, fast-growing businesses.

Innovation in Games Award, sponsored by Barclays Games

This award celebrates games companies that have not only embraced change in an industry that’s constantly evolving, but actively sought to revolutionise the entire landscape.

Innovation in AI Award, sponsored by Visa

This category recognises entrepreneurs who have fast-growing AI businesses.

High-Growth Company Award, sponsored by Propel

This category recognises entrepreneurs who have achieved year-on-year growth and/or market traction.

Innovation in Climate Tech Award, sponsored by Visa

This category recognises entrepreneurs whose companies are innovating to address climate change and work towards net zero.

Business Resilience Award, sponsored by Barclaycard Payments

This category celebrates the unstoppable spirit of entrepreneurs and businesses that have overcome a significant challenge, battled through setbacks, and pushed on to take their business to the next level.

Scale-Up Company Award, sponsored by Propel

This category recognises entrepreneurs who have achieved notable growth and market success.

Innovation in Health and Sciences Award, sponsored by Eagle Labs

This category recognises entrepreneurs whose companies have developed new and emerging technology that’s designed to solve some of society’s biggest healthcare challenges.

Serial Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Private Bank

This award recognises an individual who excels in launching and managing multiple ventures or business exits, and who embodies innovation, resilience and leadership excellence.

Outstanding Contribution Award, sponsored by Barclays Business Banking

This award is to recognise an individual who’s had a profound impact on the entrepreneurial ecosystem, shaping and influencing the profile and importance of entrepreneurs for the UK and beyond. 

The winner will be decided by a judging panel, including representatives from Barclays Business Banking, rather than using nominations.

Want to nominate someone?

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

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 28 June 2024.

Terms and conditions apply.

Hall of Fame

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