After some rather intense judging and a panel meeting with the CEO and Co-Founder of The White Company. Co-Founder Amy has been chosen as a Finalist in the Natwest Everywoman Awards 2019 in the Brand Of The Future Category. With the chance to win mentoring by the wonderful sponsors - The White Company.
This is an amazing achievement as Amy, a Young Entrepreneur is not only passionate about Real Foods but she believes in representing women in business.
Now in their 17th year, the NatWest everywoman Awards celebrate female entrepreneurs from all walks of life providing a platform for them to share their achievements. From the Founders of international multi-million-pound empires to those spearheading social enterprises for the greater good, this year’s finalists are the role models whose success will inspire future generations of female entrepreneurs.
Spanning diverse industries - fashion, jewellery, hospitality, skincare, food, and social care - the 2019 finalists were chosen by a judging panel comprising some of the UK’s top business figures, including Helen Pattinson (Montezuma’s), Julie Deane OBE (Cambridge Satchel Company), Sarah Wood (Unruly), Poonam Gupta OBE (PG Paper Company), fashion designer, Melissa Odabash, Harriet Hastings (Biscuiteers), Sam Smith (FinnCap) and Rowan Finnegan (Regenerative Investment).
Overall, only one in three UK entrepreneurs is female, a gender gap equivalent of 1.1 million missing businesses. This is despite the potential for £250 billion of new value to be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as men.
Even if the UK were to achieve the same average share of women entrepreneurs as best-in-class peer countries, this would still add as much as £200 billion.
The Alison Rose Review identified the three biggest opportunities to help female entrepreneurs, which included “…relatable and accessible mentors and networks”.
Since 2003 the NatWest everywoman Awards has been providing exactly this, by building a community of the UK’s leading female business owners and connecting them with peers, advisors and investors. The work that the awards do could not be more important at this time.
The winners of the Brand Of The Future will be announced at a ceremony on 3 December 2019 at Grosvenor House, London and will be awarded to the female founder of a business that demonstrates great potential for growth.
The Finalists Are:
Fingers crossed - we would love not only to be recognised for being a Brand Of The Future but for having a successful and inspiring Female at our core.
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We are delighted to share that Hunter & Gather Founders Amy & Jeff have been crowned London's "Young Entrepreneurs Of The Year 2020" at the FSB awards ceremony in Horse Guards Parade London on Thursday 12th March - they now go forward to the National Finals in May 2020.