Swindon-based business, The Whitewed Directory, has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the ‘Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year’ award category.
According to Whitewed Directory, the firm beat “tough competition” in order to make the regional shortlist which also includes other local businesses such as The Emporium Somerset and The Hotel Nanny.
Now in its sixth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated many entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane OBE of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.
Natalie Lovett, Director of The Whitewed Directory, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the second year running. We’ve had a fantastic year so far, with the launch of our new (and award-winning) website and our recent expansion across the M4 corridor.”
Covering 24 types of supplier, from bands and musicians to venues and foodie vans, The Whitewed Directory is “renowned” in the South West for delivering fully-vetted, approved and accredited wedding service companies.
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 yet again seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”
She added: “We cannot wait to celebrate entrepreneurship across Great Britain with them, and put a spotlight on the incredible talent within the British entrepreneur ecosystem.”
The NatWest 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.
For more information on The Whitewed Directory, visit www.whitewed.directory
Pictured above: Natalie Lovett (Centre) and her colleagues at The Whitewed Directory