The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, often described as the ‘Grammys of Entrepreneurship’, is thrilled to announce Allica Bank as its headline partner, making it the ‘Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.’

This collaboration cements Allica Bank’s commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and SMEs, the very lifeblood of the UK economy.

“I couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Allica Bank. Their commitment to empowering UK businesses aligns perfectly with our mission to champion entrepreneurs from across Britain. Together, we aim to provide an unparalleled platform for business growth and success.”

Francesca James, Founder of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

About The Great British Entrepreneur Awards:

The Awards are not just a ceremony but a community that supports and champions entrepreneurs at various stages. The programme receives over 5,000 applications annually and culminates in a gala evening attended by 1,500 industry leaders, innovators, and media. The judging panel includes esteemed business personalities and founders of iconic British brands such as Specsavers, Poundland, and Innocent.

Highlighting Excellence:

Previous winners of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have significantly contributed to the UK economy. Names like Steven Bartlett of Social Chain and Dragon in Dragons Den, Jordan Brompton of myenergi, and James Watt of BrewDog have not only revolutionised their respective industries but have also become catalysts for economic growth and job creation.

Why Allica Bank?

Allica Bank’s commitment to transforming banking for established SMEs makes them an ideal partner for the Awards. Their recent exposure of the hidden £7.5 billion annual savings penalty on SMEs demonstrates their dedication to giving businesses a better deal in a tough cost-of-business climate.

‘We’re extremely excited to be sponsoring this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The enormous contribution entrepreneurs and their businesses make to the British economy is often overlooked and under-recognised. Here at Allica, we believe this shouldn’t be the case. This year’s awards is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate this community of innovators, and we are delighted to be involved.’

Richard Davies, CEO, Allica Bank

About the Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards:

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards are more than just an awards programme. Known as the ‘Grammys of Entrepreneurship,’ the awards have become a community that supports, celebrates, and champions entrepreneurs at various stages of their journey. With more than 5,000 entries annually, the awards aim to discover and recognise the brilliance within the entrepreneurial business community across the UK.

Previous Winners:

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards have a strong track record of identifying exceptional entrepreneurs across nine nations and regions before they become household names. Beyond those mentioned in the release, previous winners include Johnny & Pauline Paterson of Dr PawPaw, Hannah & Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections, Philip Belmont of Zilch, Justin Basini of ClearScore, Lizzie Carter of Only Curly, and Dave Linton of MadLUG. These entrepreneurs have been transformative forces in their respective sectors, paving the way for innovation and job creation.


The awards are judged by a panel of some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, including the founders of Specsavers, Poundland, and Innocent.