It has just been announced that Chad Harrison International MD Luke Robbins-Wells has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Chad Harrison International 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

Luke Robbins-Wells said, “It’s really pleasing to be shortlisted for this award as it’s a testament to the hard work that has gone into building Chad Harrison International to date. I’m looking forward to the event and hope that we can go on and win the award.”

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.”

Gordon Merrylees, Head of Entrepreneurship at NatWest said: “I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered this year and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”

“It is clear that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and NatWest is thrilled to be able to support these awards to celebrate success with the businesses that are the lifeblood of the UK Economy as they start, scale and succeed.”

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.

Founded by Australian entrepreneur, Luke Robbins-Wells, Chad Harrison International (CHI) is global search and solution consultancy specialising in executive search, talent acquisition, interim management, management consultancy and personality assessments. Focusing on niche industries including mining & metals, and chemical & life science, plastics & packaging and the built environment, CHI is a global leading search consultancy.