ICE members Big Lemon Creative, Happus and Mums Bubble have all been shortlisted as finalists at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards! Now in its fifth year, the Awards acknowledge the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain. The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names.

Big Lemon have been named a finalist in the Creative Industries category making it the third awards that the team have been shortlisted in this year. Owen Richards said:

“We were pretty chuffed to get our hat trick of nominations this year – something we didn’t think was possible at all! Even though it’s Kieran and I that have been nominated for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, the nomination is entirely down to the strength of our team. Hopefully this gives us a springboard to grow the team by two more before the end of the year and take Big Lemon to where we want it to be.”

 

Kevin Meredith is shortlisted as Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year. He praised the spotlight the awards shine on smaller businesses:

“I am thrilled to be a finalist in the NatWest Innovation Entrepreneur of the year. It is a shining example to my son that it’s not always big companies that can solve problems. Sometimes, one man (and his helper) can invent something which can improve other people’s lives.”

 

Meanwhile Happus was shortlisted in the Entrepreneur for Good category. David Williams said:

“A little surprised but delighted to be a finalist for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur for Good Award. We continue to try and do our very best to ensure that everyone on benefits, low incomes, in education and over 55’s get affordable and adequate access with the correct computer hardware and broadband to enable everyone to be digitally included and gain the benefits of being online. To be a part of this is a massive thrill for us as a business but raising further awareness of what we do is still our priority so if this can help do that then we are even more delighted. Still a little shocked but cant wait to see how we do and if this helps raise our profile.”

 

Congratulations and good luck, everyone!