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E2E Scale-up Award Shortlist

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards short list now announced! The quality of entries was exceptionally high and the judges are in for an extremely tough job in whittling down the entries even further. We are pleased to introduce the shortlisted companies for the E2E Scale-up Award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Alexander Solomou

65twenty has become a formidable publisher of digital brands, attracting 33 million visitors per month to its websites and more than 26 million followers on social media. CEO Alex Solomou, 24, has built a British success story based on understanding the audience that traditional media and brands struggle to reach. @TheLADbible

Amer Hasan

Backed by Telefonica O2, minicabit enables you to compare and book instant quotes from cab providers for long distance & local trips across 40 UK cities on web and app. Our service has attracted 650 cab firms and is offered by the likes of Heathrow Airport and Wembley Arena. @minicabit

Anil Stocker

MarketInvoice is the UK’s first and largest online invoice trading platform. Businesses sell their invoices on the platform to a pool of investors, to immediately access funds otherwise tied up between 30 to 120 days. It is a working capital solution, helping hundreds of businesses overcome lengthy payment terms.

Bjorn Reynolds

Bjorn is the Founder and CEO of SafeGuard World International, a market-leader in providing Global Managed Payroll and HR solutions to multinationals. A business graduate and experienced leader, Bjorn has been at the forefront of transitioning businesses and creating successful value propositions for customers, shareholders and employees throughout his career.

Darren Westlake

Dedicated to UK-based businesses, Crowdcube enables entrepreneurs to showcase their business’s investment potential online and raise equity finance from a nation of ‘Armchair Dragons’. This revolutionary model for raising business finance is designed to bridge the funding gap that is prevalent in today’s business landscape. @crowdcube @dazwest

Joanne Smith

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Joanne Smith is an innovator with a passion for compliance. Joanne has built The Consulting Consortium into the UK’s largest independent compliance consultancy and recently launched its sister company RecordSure a ground-breaking solution to mitigate any further mis-selling scandals. @TCCTweeting

Simon La Fosse

La Fosse Associates specialises in recruiting technology, digital and change talent from top to bottom. We operate at all levels on a permanent, contract, interim and executive search basis. As a values-led business, our Primary Purpose is to build an incredible company through treating people well. @_LaFosse @simonlafosse

Stephen Stott

Stephen Stott is CEO and founder of international executive recruitment business Stott and May, specialising in technology, business and finance. Founded in December 2009, Stott and May has grown into a £30 million business with three global offices and a client base of 160. @StottandMay

The final stages of judging takes place at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards ceremony on 25 November, where the winners in 18 categories will be revealed. You can find out more about the Great British Entrepreneur Awards here.