Scottish fintech founder finalist at Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022
Scottish fintech entrepreneur Craig Forsythe has just been named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
He founded his company,GiftRound, to allow people to group-collect money for gifts so that they can celebrate together and show that they care through the magic of group gifts.
Craig is one of the shortlisted business leaders from across the nation to have been selected out of over 5,300 entrants - the most the awards has ever had.
The Awards recognises entrepreneurs based on their journey and resilience. 12 awards will be handed out per region for categories including Disruptor of the Year, Entrepreneur for Good Award, and the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Notable winners from previous years include Social Chain founder Steven Bartlett, who went on to become the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
“Being shortlisted came as a total surprise! It’s great to get some recognition for the GiftRound team for all the hard work that has gone into enabling GiftRound to help so many teams and people and celebrate together and show they care. "
The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The alumni has collectively generated over £30 billion in revenue and employed more than 450,000 people.
To mark the milestone year for the programme, entrants will have the chance to win over £30,000 worth of marketing support and a tree will be planted for every application submitted with the support of Ecologi.
Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James said:
“From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners haven’t had it easy over the past few years, but it’s a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they have continued on their path and refused to give in.
“This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they’ve already achieved both in business and in being shortlisted for an award - we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Finals and unveiling the winners!”
Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, headline partner of the Awards, said:
"Congratulations to all those businesses who have made the shortlist. It's great to see the passion, resilience and amazing ingenuity from entrepreneurs across so many categories."
To book your place at the Grand Final in London on 21st November, you can go to greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com
For the full list of finalists, visit greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com