2019 Finalist-#GBEA “Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?”

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I am a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Award in the category “Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year”.

And with this nomination, I already feel like a winner!

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I believe in telling a story and when the question “Why did you decide to become an entrepreneur?” needed to be answered I started with the beginning, and here is an extract of the answer I gave…

 …Growing up with an entrepreneurial father I always dreamt about starting my own business.…. …He always encouraged me if I had ideas, urged me to sell or to negotiate prices at any opportunities, and told me I could do anything I wanted if I just worked hard enough. This became a lifelong dream…

…with a shrinking confidence about my skill set in a every so increasing global competitive market I didn’t believe I could start my own business. But a pivotal moment happened in my life, I realised that my career was determined by others. Even with my passion and determination I could not influence the future plans… … if I ever going to follow my dreams, this was the time…

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