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Glen Scotia partners with Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Scotch whisky brand Glen Scotia has announced a new partnership with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA).

The award-winning brand, owned by Loch Lomond Group, is one of only a handful of distilleries left in Cambeltown that has maintained production since the 1830s - the region's whisky-making heyday.

The partnership will see Glen Scotia sponsor the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, and together with the GBEA it will recognise and reward a business owner who has shown particular entrepreneurial spirit each month. 

Since being founded in 2013, the GBEA has worked to acknowledge the hard work and inspirational stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the UK. It attempts to foster a wider sense of community among the country's entrepreneurs, outside its awards ceremony.

John Grieveson, chief marketing officer at Glen Scotia, said: "The early entrepreneurial spirit shown by our founders back in 1832 is embedded in Glen Scotia's DNA. Back then, our founders, along with many others at the time, rode the wave of entrepreneurialism seen in Campbeltown in the early 1800s, harnessing the abundance of natural resources needed to produce quality Scotch whisky, as well as new technology including steam navigation.

"We're proud to be one of the three surviving distilleries from this boom-town era, which has only been achieved by our ability to innovate and adapyt the business over the centuries. Our new partnership with the GBEA is therefore very fitting, and we are very much looking forward to working with them to support the new generation of British entrepreneurs."

Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: "I'm delighted to announce this new and unique partnership with Glen Scotia. It has an incredibly long and inspiring entrepreneurial journey behind it, and I'm thrilled they share our passion for supporting entrepreneurs and celebrating their achievements."

19 January 2021 - Bethany Whymark