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08 June 2017

MINI supports Great British Entrepreneurs

MINI have joined the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards as a Premium Partner for the 2017 awards programme.

MINI has been a sponsor of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards since its conception, and this year will once again be awarding a brand new MINI Countryman to an entrepreneur to use for six months.

Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names. Previous winners include David Buttress - former CEO of Just Eat, Julie Deane - Founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt - Founder of BrewDog and Alexander Solomou - Founder and CEO of TheLADbible Group.

Creator of the Awards, Francesca Russell, said: "Having your company branding on a fun, iconic car is a great way of improving your business exposure, and we're thrilled that MINI are giving this opportunity to an entrepreneur again this year."

This November will see award ceremonies held across five UK cities, including London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Last year saw MINI sponsoring the 'Small Business Entrepreneur' category at the awards, and rewarded the winner, Nom Noms World Food, with the use of a new MINI Countryman to help with exposure for their business.

Award winners, Lisa Sohanpal and Dr Imrat Sohanpal from Nom Noms World Food, make healthy, internationally-inspired meals for busy families. What's more, they send a meal to a child in India for every one that is purchased in the UK.

It is inspiring stories like these that are celebrated at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, which recognises some of the country's most impressive entrepreneurs.

Lisa says: "The car looks amazing with our branding, and it suits the Nom Noms brand totally. It's fun, quirky and will certainly grab attention and curiosity on the streets of London.

"Things like this are so important in assisting small businesses to get the exposure they need, and thanks to MINI UK this will definitely help us."

Ian Waspe, Corporate Development Manager at MINI says: "MINI is a true British icon and we are therefore delighted to be a partner of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the fourth year in a row, celebrating the very best of British talent."

"The MINI line-up is now complete, with five distinct models, that all have the very latest MINI design and technology and we are thrilled to offer a branded Countryman to a budding entrepreneur for six months. This latest, bigger Countryman represents a fantastic opportunity for business with a large boot and lots of space for passengers, as well low CO2 emissions and a high specification which includes navigation. All of this comes with the same distinctiveness and personality that MINI is famous for and we wish all applicants the very best of luck."

The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards is open for applications and will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories including Innovation, High Street, Start-Up and Creative Industries. You can enter here: www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com.



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