The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is thrilled to unveil the shortlist for the highly anticipated Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year category.

This prestigious award recognises individuals who have dedicated their efforts to guide their businesses through the critical early stages. Within the last five years, these exceptional entrepreneurs have identified and seized market opportunities while laying a strong foundation for their organizations to thrive. 

Sponsored by IONOS, the leading European digitalisation partner for small and medium-sized businesses, this category celebrates the remarkable achievements of start-up entrepreneurs who have leveraged their vision and expertise to make a mark in the digital space. 

Entrepreneurs from across the nation have been acknowledged, with shortlists curated for nine nations and regions: London, East of England, Midlands, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each shortlist showcases the impressive achievements of start-up entrepreneurs who have demonstrated resilience, innovation, and strategic acumen in establishing and growing their businesses.

A representative at IONOS, Phillip Maasberg, Startup Program Lead, had this to say about our partnership: “I am proud to serve the jury recognizing visionary founders driving impactful change.”

The shortlisted entrepreneurs in the Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year category have exhibited exceptional drive and determination. They have successfully navigated the challenges of the early stages of business development, seizing opportunities and creating a solid foundation for their organizations to flourish. These entrepreneurs are the true embodiment of innovation, resourcefulness, and adaptability.

The finalists will have the opportunity to present their entrepreneurial journeys to a distinguished panel of judges, consisting of industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, and influential figures deeply immersed in the start-up ecosystem. The judges will evaluate the finalists’ vision, market disruption, scalability, and the potential for long-term success. 

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023 promises to be an unforgettable celebration of entrepreneurial excellence, resilience, and the transformative power of start-ups. The winners will be announced during the grand ceremony on the 20th November 2023, where the nation’s most inspiring start-up entrepreneurs will gather to honour their achievements.


Monique Davies – Placement Staffing Group

Sadie Srivastava, Mr Gheorghe Iulian Carlea – Valued Pets Veterinary Practice Ltd

Manon Williams & Louise White – Angladdau Enfys Funerals ltd

Oliver Lewis & Paul Ricketts – Hawkstone Commercials

Karen Turton – Purple Story Ltd


Tapojoy Chatterjee – Green Oranges Food

Ashraf Attia – Predictiva

Sammie Webster – GoGiniPig

Natalie Bamford , Adam Bamford – Colleague Box

Shyheim Prince, Charlotte Busby – High Living Estates

Ben Slater – Rapid Pack Fulfilment

South West: 

Kieran Kidd – Devon HR & Recruitment Services

Hannah Thomson – The Joy Club

Andrew Moules – Red Rose Technologies

Olly Reid & Darrell Irwin – HUM4NS

Ellie Webb – Caleño Drinks

Karen Sutton – The Widow Coach

North West: 

Sam Royle – SoSquared

Nicola Weedall and Hector Macandrew – Hydr

Jon Walsh & Dr. Megan Rossi – Bio&Me

Manoj Kumar – Rathin Med Ltd

Stephanie Buttery – Chu Lo Drinks

Corin Jackson – HeimHost

North East, Yorkshire and the Humber: 

Jon Webster – EOS Security Limited

Bethan & Ben Harding – Harding Education

Sarah Yorke – Stylebook Directory

Colette Shaw & Peter Durkin – STEPS Prosthetics

Lucy Malarkey – Positive About Inclusion CIC

Lisa Eaton – Fabric

South East: 

Jennifer Mo & Robert Knowles – Pura Collagen

Lucy Self – Save My Knickers

Farah Alkadhimi – F.J.K By Farah Kadhimi

Hannah Springett – HLabs

Anastasia Safonova – Anastasia’s Pantry Ltd

Danny Wright – Collab Coffee


Jac Chetland & Kit Gammell – SURREAL

Stacey-Rebekka Karlsson – Goho

Philip Linardos & Sajid Ghani – ShelfNow

Richard King – Product Marketing Alliance Limited

Alexander Goodall – Clean Energy Capital Ltd

Sam Al-Mukhtar – Geomiq Ltd

Robert Pasco – Plend

Tatseng Chiam, Huw McLeod & Alex Shapland-Howes – RideTandem

East of England: 

Mark Crane – Evolution Risk Group 

Katrina Morris – Mindset For Success Group

Lucy Eden – Be In Your Element

Zahra Jawad – Creasallis

Tara Lynch – Dogs In Motion

Scotland and Northern Ireland: 

Steven Mooney – FMP Ventures

Tim Sandford – nuUnlimited Ltd

Arabella Harvey – Raven Botanicals

Iain Macphail – IDM Energy Limited

Ola Lopatowska – Stravaig Spirits Company Limited

Jawahir Al-Mauly – Ujamaa Spice