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Campus Director Jamie McGowan has been named the Great British Entrepreneurs’ Champion of the Year for Wales and South West!

The black-tie Gala final took place in Cardiff last night at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel. Winners were crowned across 12 categories in total which also included Family Business, Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

This win comes on the heels of a great week for Welsh ICE as it was recently announced that we have been chosen to deliver one of four new regional enterprise hubs, with the Campus supporting the South East Wales Valleys region.



On winning the award, Jamie said:

“I’m absolutely thrilled and a bit shocked to win this award. You can’t be an entrepreneur champion without any entrepreneurs, so this one is dedicated to all the people who I’ve met over the years who have sacrificed good, steady jobs to chase the dream of being your own boss.”


Now in its sixth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges 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.

Francesca James, co-founder of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said:

“2018 has been a record year for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the number of entries we received. But the quality of applications has been above and beyond what we’ve seen in previous years.

“Just getting to the gala final as a finalist is a huge achievement given the competition on show, so to walk away with a trophy in your hand deserves huge congratulations.”


The Entrepreneurs Champion of the Year award has previously been won by ICE Founder Gareth Jones in 2015. You can see all winners here.

Congratulations, Jamie!

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