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Hawkshead Relish Shorlisted for the NatWest Family Entrepreneur of the Year award!

Hawkshead Relish Shorlisted for the NatWest Family Entrepreneur of the Year award!

It has just been announced that Cumbrian based Hawkshead Relish Company has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Family Entrepreneur  of the Year award.

Hawkshead Relish 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.

MD Mark Whitehead MBE said – “It is fabulous for a small family business like ours to be recognised in these awards, we are so proud of the achievement of our whole team here at Hawkshead Relish”.

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:


Hawkshead Relish Company Ltd

Manufacturers of Award Winning Relishes, Pickles and Preserves, handmade in the English Lake District,

Winners of over 58 Great Taste Awards – FBU Small Family Business of the Year 2017

Great British Food Award Winner 2017

Finalist – The Grocer New Product of the Year Awards 2017

Embellish with Relish or 015394 36614


The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards:

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring

stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.

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