It’s been announced that The Whitewed Directory, the Swindon based business, has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The Whitewed Directory beat off tough competition in order to make the 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.
Natalie Lovett, director of The Whitewed Directory, said “I’m absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the second year running. We’ve had a fantastic year so far, with the launch of our new (and award winning) website, our recent expansion across the M4 corridor, and the launch of 2018 The Whitewed Directory Awards, following the huge success of its debut last year.”
The Whitewed Directory Team: L-R: Lindsey, Jo, Natalie, Alex, Jo
Covering 24 types of supplier, from bands and musicians to venues and foodie vans, The Whitewed Directory is renowned in the South West for delivering fully-vetted, approved and accredited wedding service companies.
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 5 gala finals across the UK, of which The Whitewed Directory's announcement will take place in Cardiff on 22nd November. More information about the awards and the ceremonies here: www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com.