Food & Drink Heroes is delighted to announce a new partnership with sports nutrition brand, Grenade® who are previous winners of the 2018 Great British Entrepreneur Awards national award, which the event organisers also run.
Alan has a history with the awards programme, being crowned ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’ for 2018 at the national final following on from regional success in the Midlands where the Grenade® founders won both the Scale-Up and overall categories. The following Alan became a judge and ambassador for the programme, sharing his story and advice with younger challenger brands within the community.
Founded in 2009, the Grenade® mission was simple; to create a range of products that people would remember, and be inspired to get the most out of life. Now, the brand are set to join the Great British Entrepreneur Awards as a national partner for the 2020 programme which acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories entrepreneurs and businesses across the United Kingdom.
Alan Barratt, founder and CEO at Grenade®, comments on the partnership: “Myself and the Grenade® team are immensely proud to be a part of this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Since winning at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2018, and also being a part of last year’s judging panel, I have seen first-hand the brilliant opportunities this initiative can offer to up and coming entrepreneurs. I am looking forward to seeing what this year’s awards have in store!”
Francesca James founder of Great British Entrepreneur Awards says: “We are thrilled to welcome Alan Barratt and Grenade® as partners. We appreciate that these are exceptionally challenging times for all businesses right now and Grenade® will join us on our mission to support and champion entrepreneurs when they need it most.
What Alan knows well as a recipient of one of our other awards is that we’re far more than ‘just’ an awards ceremony. Instead, we’re a community and eco-system of entrepreneurs and their supporters bringing people together (albeit online right now) all year round. Alan brings a wealth of experience, passion and entrepreneurial spirit to The Great British Entrepreneur Awards & community and we’re delighted to be partnering with him and Grenade®”