GB Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2023

Professor Graham Shapiro is a finalist for the 2023 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year category.

Graham beat off some tough competition in order to make the finals, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.

Now in its 11th 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 of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and Alexander Solomou of TheLADBible Group.

Professor Graham Shapiro commented, “As a national GB Award this is truly a great honour, to have been a finalist for Great Britain Innovation entrepreneur of the year. To be accredited alongside the other incredible entrepreneurs in my category is mind blowing. Thank you to the GBEA, and the judges. I am very proud to be a British designer, inventor and entrepreneur!”

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 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: “I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered this year and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”

“It is clear that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and NatWest is thrilled to be able 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 5 gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here:

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.