The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is soon to commence on 13 June 2021. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is a prestigious awards event designed to celebrate the successful achievement of inspiring, British entrepreneurs. Centered around the national entrepreneur, the GBEA aims to be far more than merely the awards show. Its aim, as its name suggests, is to recognize and affirm the ingenuity, skill and inventiveness of the people from the UK who are at the forefront of innovation and growth. As such, the winners of the GBEAs are not merely honored for their success – they are also encouraged to create more ideas that would help fuel the economic development in Britain. The winners, which are announced on an annual basis, receive awards that recognize their achievements in a variety of fields, including product design, consultancy, innovation, social media, technology and small and medium-sized businesses. This is an opportunity for young upstarts to gain experience in the business world while preparing for the challenging world of entrepreneurship.
Of the many hundreds of creative entrepreneurs that set up a company in Britain or the UK, hundreds have a history of inspiration and creativity. These innovative thinkers and visionaries are the recipients of the GBEAs, and many have a background in medicine, education or the arts. The spirit award – also known as the Big Idea Mastermind Award – is given to a number of winners every year and recognizes the company that is able to transform an idea into a successful business. The concept behind this award is to reward those that have an outstanding ability in one particular area and use it to inspire others to succeed as well.
The concept of the spirit award was born out of the desire to recognize and reward those innovators who were at the forefront of new ideas and concepts. An avid patron of arts and creativity, Sir Michael Caine founded the Global Business Network in the early nineties. The GBN was a unique initiative that would foster international exchange between businesses and museums. As a result of its success, other like-minded organizations soon followed suit. In turn, these awardees became the recipients of the GBN awards ceremony. These businesses were then able to show the world that they had a positive impact on the economic and social growth of others.
The awards programme continues to evolve with the changing times and the needs of the present society. Each year, more businesses from across the globe are inspired by the ideas of these winning organisations. This allows the organisations to take their ideas to a global scale and showcase their success to the public and inspire future awardees.
The entrepreneurs that have been shortlisted for the prestigious awards are carefully chosen by a panel of industry experts and awardees with knowledge of the different sectors and the businesses in each sector. They will undergo a rigorous process to assess the proposals of the proposals. The shortlisted businesses and their projects are then presented for approval to the panel of judges who will confirm the shortlisted companies as winners.
The Great British awards programme is truly inspirational. It gives potential awardees a chance to see what is available out there and inspires them to take action. By choosing to present their case at a regional level, it is giving those people in positions of power and influence the opportunity to use their position to give back to the communities in which they have come from. All the entrepreneurs that win a ribbon for their act of social entrepreneurship are given the chance to travel around the world, and share the experience of winning the awards with a larger audience. This type of exposure is rare amongst the majority of contemporary business models and will help the winners gain a wider following and hopefully increase their business in the future.