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Recognition For FBU Founder

11th September 2017 Paul Andrews

Delighted that Paul Andrews has been shortlisted for Entrepreneurs’ Champion at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards!

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards take place annually to recognise and celebrate entrepreneurship in Britain.  The founder of Family Business United has been working to champion the family business sector for over 20 years and has been shortlisted for the Entrepreneurs' Champion of the Year category.

When reflecting on hard-earned achievements, entrepreneurs often talk about the fantastic support to which they owe their success.  This network of support is made up of countless bodies and individuals; they nurture entrepreneurs, and stand out for their tireless application to getting the very best out of British business talent.  

These figures may not be in the media spotlight, but within their industries they are distinguished for their insight, their reach and the success stories they help to create. These Entrepreneurs’ Champions are every bit as essential to business growth as the entrepreneurs themselves, and their unwavering support is recognised in this category.

As Paul explains, "It is an absolute honour to have been shortlisted as a finalist in these prestigious national awards.  I have been working to champion the family business sector for many years and absolutely love what I do and the people that I meet in their own businesses, some newly created entrepreneurial firms and others that have been around for generations, inspire me to do what I do each and every day.  Family businesses are the engine room of the British economy and deserve all the recognition they deserve."

As Paul continues, "With more than 4 million family firms in the UK and the top 25 generating £49 billion turnover annually and providing millions of jobs and supporting communities the length and breadth of the country, family firms make a real differemce.  I am delighted to be shortlisted for this award, and to be recognised for doing what I do in a sector that I love is truly the icing on the cake.  The shortlist contains some incredible individuals and it is an honour to be amongst them and carrying the baton for the family business sector too."

The other finalists in this Entrepreneurs' Champion category are:

  • Lex Deak - OFF3R
  • Matt Gubba - Biz Britain
  • Michael Tobin - Tobin Ventures Ltd
  • Nicolas Cary - Blockchain
  • Rob Moore - Progressive Property

The awards are being presented at a Gala Awards evening that is taking place in London on November 21.

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