Way back in 1997, Real Business was established as the first UK magazine for entrepreneurs. 15 years on, entrepreneurs are still who we’re writing for, and who is writing for us in our network of amazing columnists.So, needless to say, we love celebrating entrepreneurs. Year and year again, we find the most outstanding ones: lending-disruptor Errol Damelin (Wonga), tech revolutionary Alastair Lukies (Monitise Group), Britain’s first software billionaire Mike Lynch (Autonomy), to name a few, are all previous winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year award. The Entrepreneur of the Year award has been part of the Growing Business Awards for many years, either honouring extraordinary individuals who have proven themselves a true driving force in their marketplace or acting as the stepping stone for ambitious young entrepreneurs with the potential to truly challenge and disrupt industry norms. Year and year again, we are excited to find them. The spotlight is on the UK’s best entrepreneurs again. Nominations for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 award are now open, so spread the word; we want to hear from you all. Nominations are now open for the 2012 Growing Business Awards, in association with Lloyds Bank. We’re looking for entries from “future champion” businesses and individuals across ten categories. Created by Real Business and the CBI, the Growing Business Awards are the most established recognition of UK entrepreneurial achievement. The awards are also supported by Land Rover, the Financial Mail, Spring Law, Cass Business School, Your Business Your Future, Business Voice, Professional Engineering, and bdaily. As well as huge prestige and coverage, a group of successful candidates will also be invited to an exclusive “high-performance day” at McLaren Racing, as well as joining a delegation at the 2012 CBI Annual Conference. Nominations close on September 21. Find out more about the Growing Business Awards online, or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0207 045 7600.
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