It has just been announced that Andrew Hulbert of Pareto FM has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Services Industry Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Andrew Hulbert and Pareto FM beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.
Now in its sixth 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, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.
Andrew Hulbert commented “I am absolutely humbled to be shortlisted for these awards. Most importantly this nomination showcases the FM sector in a UK wide context, not just within the FM industry. This award nomination is testament to the incredible team that we have and the things we have achieved with their dedication. Pareto FM started out as a philosophy for how FM services could be delivered with a key focus on engagement, social value and innovation. We get to live that philosophy every day and we #LoveWhatWeDo. We are thrilled this has been recognised in a wider context and hopefully will go far to promoting the importance of the FM sector to UK plc.”
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.”
“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 said: "Following another record-breaking year, I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”
“Entrepreneurial spirit is still clearly alive and well, and NatWest is thrilled to be able to continue 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 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.