14th October 2014

Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014: Finalists Announced

Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2014


The finalists of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in association with NatWest were announced last week. Jessica had the privilege of judging the Young and Social Enterprise categories. The standard was incredibly high across the board with many inspirational stories of triumph over adversity to simply taking and idea and running with it. One thing all nominees had in common was their determination to improve their own lives by improving those of others with whatever talents they had. No obstacle was insurmountable, even age in some circumstances with the youngest nominees being eight (8) and 15 respectively. Although only one from each category will be named a winner we believe they are all winners and an inspiration to those who come after them. The GBE Awards celebrate the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy and who embody a spirit of disruption, innovation and enterprise.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards will culminate in a glittering Awards Ceremony, taking place on Wednesday 19 November at the prestigious Old Billingsgate (London). the Awards will recognise business leaders from multiple industries across the 20 awards categories with three new categories; Food and Drink, Fashion and Media Disruptors, and one entrepreneur being championed the ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’.

JHPR would like to wish the very best of luck to all Finalists!

 JHPR Clients in the Media this week

Our clients who have made waves in the past fortnight:

Kruger Cowne –  Speakers: The crux of an event?  –Exhibition News


National Enterprise Challenge – The Sun









Tengri – Start Your Business Magazine












Here are some of the notable events taking place in the month of October:

Oct 14: Kruger Cowne Breakfast Club with Rageh Omaar and Jeremy Gilley – The Ivy, London.


Today’s briefing with Rageh Omaar and Jeremy Gilley was a resounding success. Membership of the Breakfast briefing club is free to all people working in the event and related industries. Click here for more information.

Oct 22: Precious Awards Ceremony – IOD, Pall Mall, London

Now in its eighth year, the Precious Awards have been instrumental in informing the business community, and driving change. The Precious Awards were founded in 2007 by Foluke Akinlose, MBE to recognise and support women of colour in the business and work environment and create role models for future generations to follow.


On October 22 the winners will be announced across 10 categories including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the Leadership Award. The ceremony will be a glitzy affair held at the Institute of Directors with dinner and drinks reception for all attendees. For more information and to book tickets please click here.

 Jessica’s tip of the week:


Differentiate your sales pitch from your PR pitch

Every month I run a PR workshop at the British Library for entrepreneurs keen to raise the profile of their small business or service. The most entertaining and impactful part of the workshop is where we invite the business owners to role- play a phone call to the publication they would LOVE to see their business appear in.

Read the full article here.



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