We are so pleased to announce that Buttercrumble has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year category. We hope we can make our base of Leeds (West Yorkshire) proud!
We beat off tough competition in order to make our regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.
Now in its sixth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane OBE of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.
We're honoured to be recognised as a family business. From growing-up together in the seaside town of Scarborough, we dreamt of joining forces to form a creative studio of our own. We believe our super-synced twin partnership has given us the confidence and focus to create. We have a competitive, yet supportive relationship which has meant that we’ve always pushed each other forward. We are each other’s personal cheerleader! The closeness and longevity of our relationship has meant we weren’t afraid to give honest feedback to each other or speak our minds.
Creator of the Awards, Francesca James, said:
“We have been inundated with some incredible entries this year, and all shortlisted applicants should be extremely proud of themselves! This year has yet again seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”
“We cannot wait to celebrate entrepreneurship across Great Britain with them, and put a spotlight on the incredible talent within the British entrepreneur ecosystem.”
Gordon Merrylees, Head of Entrepreneurship at NatWest said:
"Following another record-breaking year, I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”
“Entrepreneurial spirit is still clearly alive and well, and NatWest is thrilled to be able to continue to support these awards to celebrate success with the businesses that are the lifeblood of the UK Economy as they start, scale and succeed.”
The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories at five gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here.
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