The Barclays Entrepreneur Awards are now in their fourth year and set to be even bigger and better than ever before! Four years on from their very first awards, which Jes Staley opened and attended, the awards have blossomed into a national celebration!
The awards help Barclays identify, engage and celebrate the UK’s most innovative and disruptive entrepreneurs, who are at the forefront of driving social change, growth and economic development that moves the UK forward! The national event on October 10th 2019 will host over 250 entrepreneurs and internal stakeholders.
Who could you nominate?
Anyone, including entrepreneurs themselves, have the opportunity to nominate a business that excels in one or more of our categories. Take a few moments to consider which clients, customers or businesses that you know deserve greater recognition for what they do. You have until Friday, 24 May to submit your nominations.
Nominations for the 2019 Entrepreneur Awards are open until May 24th – nominate a business here.
The categories for 2019:
You can nominate businesses in any of our seven categories. Categories are open to both client and prospect businesses unless otherwise stated below. Follow the links for a full description, entry criteria and tips on how to complete the nomination.
Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year Award for high-growth start-up businesses or ventures.
Scale-up Entrepreneur of the Year Award for businesses experiencing rapid growth in revenue and employees (at least 20% year-on-year for three years).
Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for businesses delivering transformative social or environmental change with a commercially viable business enterprise.
International Expansion of the Year Award for businesses that have established an impressive trading footprint and market growth in international markets over the last three years.
Icon of the Year Award (open to Barclays clients only) for individuals who have successfully scaled a business, demonstrating notable entrepreneurial characteristics.
What happens after May 24th?
Once the nominations are in, the seven regional judging panels will select regional winners in each category. All regional winners will be invited to attend the prestigious National Awards Dinner in October, where the ultimate winners, chosen by a national panel of key industry leaders, will be announced.