It’s a fantastic news day for local businesswoman, Karen Thomson, who has been shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year category.
Karen Thomson 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 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges and celebrates the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain, with many of the entrepreneurs who have won the awards are now household names.
Karen Thomson, Owner and Director of KAM Hair and Body Spa, commented,
When I received the news that I was a finalist in this years Great British Entrepreneur Awards I couldn’t believe it! It was such a surprise for me being up against so many other fantastic entrepreneurs and I am very proud to have been nominated. Fingers crossed for the awards ceremony in November!
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.