We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Jen Baughan, on behalf of Solutions for the Planet, is a Finalist in the Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year category at the Great British Entrepreur Awards 2020 for the work that we have done pivotting the #BigIdeasCompetition2020 to the #VirtualBigIdeasCompetition2020!!
This great honour is for everyone who has been part of #HopeinAction in the Big Ideas programme this year:
- all of the incredible mentors from our partners Tarmac IGEM SGN Mears Group PLC Northern Gas Networks Kongsberg Automotive KAHOSE
- the community mentors and judges
- last but not least the terrific teachers and spectacular inspirational students who all believed in us, put huge amounts of work in and made it SUCH an exciting journey.
Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.
The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names.Previous winners include the founders of BrewDog, Tangle Teezer, The LAD Bible, Clearscore & The Cambridge Satchel Company.
Judges of the awards include Hayley Parsons, who founded Go Compare, Cath Kidston, Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Kanya King, the founder of the MOBO awards.
This year, with face to face events challenging, the regional heats will be celebrated online on September 23rd.
Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said: “Given what we’ve seen over the past few months, the 2020 edition of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards is arguably the most important. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that we celebrate the achievements of the country’s entrepreneurs and their determination in the face of such adversity.
“So many entrepreneurs will have been fighting to keep their business afloat over the past few months, and indeed will be over the coming months. That’s exactly why we launched the Pivot category; to recognise those that have managed to adapt and thrive throughout this period.
“I want to send my congratulations to each and every single entrepreneur who has made it to the shortlist this year, and I wish them the very best of luck for the regional finals.”
Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank, said: “These entrepreneurs have gone above and beyond in order to allow their businesses to flourish in extremely difficult times and it is a true honour to congratulate each and every one of them.”
Another thing for us to celebrate on 6th August at “An Evening with Big Ideas” – join us live on YouTube between 5:30 – 7:00pm
Written by Jen Baughan, CEO
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Solutions for the Planet Ltd