hedgehog lab is proud to reveal that Sarat Pediredla has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Nominated as Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year, Sarat has already beaten off fierce competition to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally.
Sarat was also shortlisted in the same category back in 2017. He'll find out if he's able to go one better than last year at a Gala Final held in Manchester on Thursday 15th November.
To do so, Sarat will have to beat off further outstanding competition, as he goes up against Adeem Younis of SingleMuslim.com, Paul Rothwell of Empire Property Concepts, Phil Eckersley of Bridgewater Home Care, Rob Booth of Red Seven Technology Group, Sara Lou-Ann Jones of Centre of Excellence, Sean Ramsden of Ramsden International and Steven Rawlingson of Samuel Knight International.
Now in its sixth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated countless leading entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane OBE of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.
Sarat Pediredla, CEO & Co-Founder at hedgehog lab, said: "I am very flattered to be nominated by The NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for a second year in running alongside some other incredible nominees.
"I am lucky that I always get to take the credit in my position, but I am indebted to the work of the entire team. Credit must go to all at hedgehog lab, and particularly my senior leadership team who make my job look much easier."
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 yet again 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: "Following another record-breaking year, I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”
“Entrepreneurial spirit is still clearly alive and well, and NatWest is thrilled to be able to continue 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 multiple 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.