Sporting Hares shortlisted for Entrepreneur Awards


Mid-Wales based Sporting Hares has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Sporting Hares 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 NatWest 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.

“This is a fantastic honour in reflection of the hard-work we have put in to our brand,” explains Marc Brown, 28, of Sporting Hares. “Entrepreneurship is a driving factor in the British economy, creating jobs and supporting regional infrastructures. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are a reflection of the cream-of-the-crop of British business at its best.”

Creator of the Awards, Francesca James, commented: “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 NatWest added, “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 NatWest 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 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories at five gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here:

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