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Appointedd shortlisted in two award categories

Posted: 21st September 2017

Picture Copyright Chris Watt Tel -  07887 554 193 info@chriswatt.com www.chriswatt.comIt has been announced that Edinburgh based Appointedd has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

The categories are: Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year and Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year.

Appointedd 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 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 Alexander Solomou of TheLADBible Group.

Appointedd’s founder and CEO, Leah Hutcheon, said: “This is fantastic for Appointedd to be recognised by the Scottish business community in not one but two award categories. Being shortlisted recognises the whole team who have been working so hard to grow our organisation and we are extremely proud of our technology which, as the only multi-timezone online booking platform, is revolutionising the way international business is done.”

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 Royal Bank of Scotland 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 Royal Bank of Scotland 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 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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