It has just been announced that Dundee based Just Venue and Jamie Shankland has been shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the category Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Just Venue and Jamie beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.
Now in its sixth year, the Royal Bank of Scotland 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 of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.
When asked about the news of being nominated, Just Venue Founder & CEO has this to say:
It’s tough running a start up but also really rewarding when you get recognition for your hard work and efforts.
Being based on Dundee’s Waterfront has been super exciting in the last year with the run up to the opening of the V&A and we hope that the momentum continues with more and more businesses seeing Dundee as viable place to come and set up as their home.
I’m super excited to have been selected for such a prestigious award and our fingers are crossed for the final.
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 Royal Bank of Scotland 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.
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