Formby woman is shortlisted in the regional finals of 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards
It has just been announced that Merseyside based Ashburton Prescribing Ltd has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Ashburton Prescribing Ltd beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.
Now in its fifth 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 of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and Alexander Solomou of TheLADBible Group.
Lynne Garforth, Director, Clinical Pharmacist of Ashburton Prescribing and local resident to Formby explains of their shortlisting, “We cannot express how delighted we are to be recognised by such a prestigious award. For a young company in a new market, to be shortlisted in the regional finals is testament to a lot of hard work, planning and successful execution by the entire team."
"Working with the NHS to improve patient outcomes and experiences is key to our business and we are looking forward to the time ahead as we grow and continue to assist GP Practices in their provision of services to their patients. We congratulate all of the other finalists and look forward to meeting them all as the process continues.”
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 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: "I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered this year and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”
“It is clear that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and NatWest is thrilled to be able 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.
Top photo: Lynne Garforth and Sue Read