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Edinburgh wins Entrepreneurial City of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016!

Posted: 23rd November 2016

Edinburgh wins Entrepreneurial City of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016!

On Tuesday 22 November our Chief Executive Liz McAreavey attended the 2016 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, held in London along with the Chamber’s President Scott Black, Jim Galloway (City of Edinburgh Council), Robin Lyles (Lyles Sutherland Ltd), Russell Dalgleish (Exolta Capital Partners),  Kirstee MacBeth (AKA Scotland), Stuart Wallace (Forth Ports), Mark Hallan (Scottish Enterprise), Peter Proud (Cortex Worldwide Ltd) and Deidre Brock MP.

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As the only Scottish city shortlisted for this new award, we are thrilled that Edinburgh was selected as the winner of the Entrepreneurial City of the Year beating London, Leeds, Cambridge and Manchester!

Other categories at the awards included:

Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by S3 Advertising

Eco Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneurial Co-working Space of the Year – NEW! Sponsored by Knomo

Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year – Sponsored by Kingston Smith

Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year

Great British Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by NatWest

Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year – NEW! Sponsored by EXACT

International Trade Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by FedEx

Intrapreneur of the Year – NEW!

Micro Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by AXA Business Insurance

Retail Entrepreneur of the Year

Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by MINI

Social Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Year

Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year – Sponsored by Carbon Law Partners

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

 

 

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