We were delighted to learn earlier in the year that our MD, Peter Farquharson was shortlisted in the category of Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year (Scotland and Northern Ireland) in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
The Awards are sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland and were founded in 2013 to acknowledge the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.
Creator of the Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, believes that it is vital that British entrepreneurs are championed.
She explained: “Entrepreneurs inject competition into markets, create jobs and spur innovation. In many cases their businesses change the ways in which we live and work. These awards are different because they celebrate the story behind these people – true entrepreneurs are as much about their story as they are about their balance sheet
The Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year Award seeks to find an individual who has given everything to guiding their business through those all-important nascent stages.
The winner will have responded to the many inevitable drawbacks with an attitude that feels for the best in every situation with a heart that will not give up.
Entrepreneurs from across Scotland and Northern Ireland came together in Edinburgh last night to celebrate their success at the first regional gala final of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Jamie Douglas-Hamilton of ACTIPH Water was recognised as the very worthy winner in our category and we were delighted that Peter was runner-up.
Peter commented, “All the shortlisted entrepreneurs had fantastic stories and it was great to be amongst to many hardworking business men and woman. Huge congratulations to Jamie and to all the others winners and shortlisted entrepreneurs. It really was a fantastic night.”
The rest of the evening was spent networking and having fun at the gala event.