Franklin Managing Director, Robert Byrne, has made the shortlist in the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards under the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category.

The awards acknowledge the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain and in past years have celebrated outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become major household names.

Awards nominee and founder of Franklin Energy, Robert has driven the fledging firm to become one of the leaders in the rapidly growing market of electric vehicles and is delighted to be recognised as part of these prestigious awards.

Robert has made the shortlist in the Northern region and the winners will be revealed at a glittering event to be held Manchester on the 15th November. He commented: “It’s great to see Franklin Energy recognised as part of these prestigious national awards. The shortlist is made up of many exciting businesses and individuals who I’m looking forward to meeting and celebrating with on the night.”

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.”

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