Shortlist for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards announced

It has been announced that Lockerbie based company Robinsons Scotland has been shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Scale-Up Entrepreneurs of the Year category.Robinsons 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.Ryan Brown, Managing Director stated: “Being shortlisted for this award has been a great achievement for us. We were delighted, especially with the calibre of nominees this year; the awards are a great initiative to promote Entrepreneurial Spirit in Scotland and the UK to the wider audience and provide a great opportunity to network with likeminded individuals. Being shortlisted for these awards is testament to the hard work of our entire team through the current climate and our sheer determination to succeed.”“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the years to reach our goals and grow our business. We look forward to what the future holds with our ambitious expansion plans.” 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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