Having launched the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2012, which now receives over 3,000 applications annually, has its own print publication and a community of circa 15,000 entrepreneurs, we've been overwhelmed with outstanding food & drink entrepreneurs entering and engaging with the programme. So much so, that we decided they needed their own platform.
Great British Entrepreneur Awards launched in 2012
Born out of a belief that entrepreneurs were as much about their story as their balance sheet, the awards launched in London in 2012. A national programme with one central event, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrated some phenomenal entrepreneurs from day one including the founders of BrewDog, Grenade, Snaffling Pig & Muscle Moose.
Supported by the good
and the great
Our judging panel includes the founders of Hotel Chocolat, Itsu, Little Dish & The Little Venice Cake Company.
"There’s so much amazing innovation and creativity in UK F&B brands right now, so this recognition was incredibly special, at a really pivotal time for Snaffling Pig. As an entrepreneur, you come up against so many unexpected highs and lows - being able to share that with other founders, within the GBEA community, has been incredibly rewarding and I’d recommend it to anyone thinking about going for it in 2020".
- Nick Coleman, Snaffling Pig -
We produce a magazine that tells the stories of entrepreneurs
Shining a spotlight on their endeavours, their journeys and successes. This publication has featured James Caan of Dragons Den fame along with the founders of MOBO, The New Covent Garden Soup Company, Cath Kidston & Go Compare.
We're now launching a magazine specifically for Great British Food & Drink heroes.
We've got a rich history of celebrating food & drink entrepreneurs.
We want to support the UK's food and drink industry to continue growing and bringing benefits home including jobs, wealth and international renown. Food & drink contributes £31.1bn to the economy and research shows that Britain’s food and drink sector continues to forge ahead at home and abroad despite current economic and political uncertainty.
It is for that reason that we're launching a programme specific to the pioneers of change behind some of Great Britain's most exciting emerging and established food and drink brands and ventures.