College Head of Enterprise shortlisted for prestigious NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award

11/09/2018

Shortlist for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards Announced

 

It has just been announced that Wales based Christine Bissex has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Entrepreneurs Champion of the Year award.

 

Christine Bissex beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses and individuals 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.

 

Chris Bissex stated “I am extremely proud and honoured to be listed as a finalist in these prestigious awards.  It is great to be recognised for the work I have been doing at The College Merthyr Tydfil for the past 18 years helping young people start businesses and become more entrepreneurial”

 

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, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here: www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com.

 

 

The College Merthyr Tydfil

Contact: Leanne Jones – Head of Marketing and Communications

Email: l.jones3@merthyr.ac.uk

 

 

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards:

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.

Press Contacts:

For Great British Entrepreneur Awards information, contact 0845 5000 328.

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