We are thrilled to announce that JCI Cambridge member Patrick McCrae has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year award with his company, ARTIQ.
ARTIQ beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.
Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and Alexander Solomou of TheLADBible Group.
Patrick has been a JCI member for over 5 years and was Local President of JCI Cambridge in 2012.
Award nominee, Patrick McCrae, said: “It is fantastic to see recognition for the creative industries through this award. I am honoured to be in such great company and am proud to be representing ARTIQ and fair pay for artists. JCI has made a massive impact on me while I was setting up the company in the early days. I developed many of my skills within JCI and am very proud to be a member.”
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 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.”
National President Michael Steel, said: “Patrick is one of JCI UK’s most talented and entrepreneurial members and I am thrilled to see him shortlisted in this award. Knowing Patrick very well personally, this is very much down to his hard work and determination. He was a great Local President for JCI Cambridge in 2012 and has trained internationally such as public speaking in JCI Malta. Congratulations.”
The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories at 5 gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here: www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com
This post was written by Michael Steel Steel