South East business owners crowned at 2022 Great British Entrepreneur Awards

News Posted 28/11/22
This year’s most exceptional South East business leaders have been named at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022 Grand Final.

The programme, in partnership with Starling Bank, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Over the past decade, it has recognised the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurial success stories and developed a community-oriented network of alumni, which grows year on year.

The ceremony, held at Grosvenor House in London on 21 November, saw 1,400 entrepreneurs and colleagues join together to celebrate a collective £2 billion generated in turnover and over 17,000 jobs.

12 South East entrepreneurs went home with prizes in categories including ‘Health & Beauty’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Family Business’. What’s more, the overall ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ was won by Jordan Brompton.

Over the 10 years, there have been a number of big names to receive accolades, including Alan and Juliet Barratt of Grenade, Shaun Pulfrey of Tangle Teezer and Diary of a CEO host Steven Bartlett. Many previous winners have gone on to sit on the expert judging panel for the 2022 programme.

The 10th anniversary awards also included a brand-new category – the ‘John Caudwell Blaze Your Own Trail Award’, which recognises organisations and individuals providing non-traditional routes into employment through apprenticeships, on-job training and work experience placements. The award was added as part of a new partnership between the programme and the Phones4U founder’s charity Caudwell Children.

Great British Entrepreneur Awards founder Francesca James (pictured) said that the awards’ tenth anniversary was the biggest and best yet: “Celebrating Britain’s ambitious, driven and inspirational entrepreneurs for a decade has been an honour, and we’ve learnt so much from hearing all of their unique stories and perspectives.

“The extraordinary circumstances of the last few years have tested the resilience of our business communities, and the challenges were enough to give many entrepreneurs an excuse to give up. Instead, our award winners did the opposite and, through ingenuity, innovation and the ability to adapt, they thrived.

“These challenges certainly haven’t gone away, and the next few years will present new obstacles to overcome, but one only needed to look around the room at our tenth anniversary to see some of the truly special founders and doers, to gain confidence that this snapshot of the economy can go on and adapt again.

“We’d like to congratulate all of our 2022 winners for all of their hard work and achievements. We look forward to following your lead into 2023 and beyond!”

Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022 South East winners

Creative Entrepreneur of the Year (in partnership with TikTok Business)

  • Charlotte Melia, Dazzle & Fizz

Disruptor of the Year (in partnership with Vodafone Business)

  • Simon Marsh, VisionTrack

Entrepreneur for Good Award

  • Victoria Williams, terptree

Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Simmy & Jhai Dhillon, Simmer

Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Sian Holt, Fudge Kitchen

Health & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Clare Anderson, Shared Beauty Secrets, Sensory Retreats and Elfland UK

Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year (in partnership with Salesforce)

  • Ashkan Pitchforth, South Cliff Dental Group

Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Siva Kugathas, ServiceMaster AAA

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year (in partnership with Aston Lark)

  • Davies Roberts & Naomi Roberts, Flare Audio

Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year (in partnership with Mail Metro Media)

  • Rachael Grimaldi, CardMedic

Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year (in partnership with The AA)

  • Charlotte Morley, thelittleloop

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Gabrielle Bourret-Sicotte, Greenr Technologies Ltd

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