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Studio Botez announced finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Studio Botez has reached the finals at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the second year running.
Studio Botez has been recognised as one of the best in the business after being named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. We have been shortlisted in the 'Disruptor of the Year' category for North East England for the second year in a row, the category is powered by Vodafone Business. This year there were a record number of applicants of over 5,300 including founders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
"Disruptors are purpose-driven pioneers of change. This rare breed of entrepreneur is conspicuous for their modest talk and wealth of action; they pick up on the missed stitches in business to bring solutions that make our lives easier, faster and better connected..."
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in partnership with Starling Bank, acknowledges and champions the hard work and uplifting stories of business owners across the UK, with an emphasis on their journey and resilience over financial achievements.
Twelve awards will be given out per region for categories including Disruptor of the Year, Entrepreneur for Good Award, and the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Notable winners from previous years include Social Chain founder Steven Bartlett, who went on to become the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
Sarah Botez, Co-founder and VP of Product Management at Studio Botez Ltd. said: "Making the finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards is such a remarkable achievement and for making it two year's in a row is incredible! Being part of such an amazing entrepreneurial community has been so valuable over the past year. We have met some wonderfully talented fellow entrepreneurs and developed some great business partnerships, such as the fantastic Vision Accounts. Even if we don't make it a win this year, myself and the team at Studio Botez are still so happy and grateful to have made the finals!"
Dorin Botez, CEO at Studio Botez Ltd. added: "We're happy to be selected as a finalist, for the second year in row, at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Being a tech disruptor requires creativity, passion and tens of thousands of hours put into research and development to create a more performant alternative for the market and a better approach for the environment. Thank you to the judges and to all at Team GBEA."
This year’s awards will also feature a brand new award highlighting the organisations investing in the training and development of young people. The John Caudwell Blaze Your Own Trail Award looks to recognise outstanding examples of businesses offering apprenticeships, vocational training, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, all in the name of improving young people’s access to work.
The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The alumni has collectively generated over £30 billion in revenue and employed more than 450,000 people. To mark the milestone year for the programme, entrants will have the chance to win over £30,000 worth of marketing support and a tree will be planted for every application submitted with the support of Ecologi.
Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said the quality of this year’s entrants exemplified the strength of entrepreneurship across the UK: “The quality of applications is consistently excellent year on year, but we have been especially blown away by the innovation, drive and determination demonstrated this year. Shortlisting from so many inspiring contenders has been more challenging than ever, with many deserving cases put forward and an ever-growing business community thriving across the country.
“From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners haven’t had it easy over the past few years, but it’s a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they have continued on their path and refused to give in.
“This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they’ve already achieved both in business and in being shortlisted for an award - we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Finals and unveiling the winners!”
Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, headline partner of the Awards, said: "Congratulations to all those businesses who have made the shortlist. It's great to see the passion, resilience and amazing ingenuity from entrepreneurs across so many categories. We would like to express our gratitude to all the judges, Team GBEA and wish very good luck to all finalists in this year's awards."
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