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Jo triumphs at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Our amazing founder, Jo, has followed in the footsteps of leading figures from the business world by winning an award at the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Jo was crowned Maker & Creator Entrepreneur of the Year for the South East at a glittering event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. And these are not just any awards, they’re often described as the “Grammys of entrepreneurship.”

The awards, sponsored by the Allica Bank, are in their eleventh year and previous winners include the Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett, who won Great British Entrepreneur of the Year 2018.

At the ceremony, attended by over 1,400 business innovators and leading entrepreneurs, guests were treated to a delicious three-course meal and entertained by MC for the night, Wynne Evans (better known as the Go Compare opera singer). Surely nothing compares to that!

Still on cloud nine after receiving the award, Jo said:

It’s really lovely to be recognised for all the hard work. I’m overjoyed.” She went on to thank the panel of judges and Thumbsie‘s many thousands of happy and loyal customers.

Commenting on Jo’s success, the judging panel, which included Tej Lalvani of Dragon’s Den and former Apprentice winner Suzie Ma, said:

What are the Great British Entrepreneur Awards?

Recognised annually as one of the most prestigious accolades in the entrepreneurial world, The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards received over 5,000 applications this year alone.

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate and champion entrepreneurs across the UK, building communities to support their endeavours at various stages of their journey.

GBEA2023 trophies

With stiff competition and a history of recognising businesses that become household names, the awards are a beacon of excellence in the entrepreneurial landscape.

Previous award winners include Johnny & Pauline Paterson of Dr PawPaw, Hannah & Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections, Philip Belmont of Zilch, Justin Basini of ClearScore, Lizzie Carter of Only Curly, and Dave Linton of MadLUG.

Want to see why Jo’s work at Thumbsie is so widely recognised? Buy a Thumbsie for your child.


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