Blackburn’s Lee Chambers finalist at the Great British Health Business Awards

A business psychologist and entrepreneur has been named a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, placing in the bottom five in the Health and Beauty Entrepreneur category.

Lee Chambers, who lives in Wilpshire, Blackburn, is the founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, a health and wellbeing organization headquartered in Preston.

Their company provides cutting-edge wellbeing solutions to businesses across the UK and has clients ranging from FTSE 100 companies to Lancashire-based social enterprises.

Mr. Chambers is one of several business leaders from across the country to have been shortlisted from more than 5,300 applicants – the most awards ever given.

He said: “Being a finalist in national awards that truly recognize the best in business is both a proud moment and a humbling experience.

“I’ve been in business since 2008, but my journey with Essentialise over the past two years has been a real rollercoaster.

“The competition we face is on another level, so to be considered alongside them fills me with hope for the future.

“And who knows, maybe I’ll bring the award back to Lancashire, a place of true entrepreneurship and courage.”

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in partnership with Starling Bank, recognize and champion the hard work and uplifting stories of business owners across the UK, with a focus on their journey and resilience to financial achievement .

Twelve prizes will be awarded per region for categories such as Disruptor of the Year, Entrepreneur for Good Award and Great British Entrepreneur of the Year.

Previous winners include Brewdog’s James Watt, Dragon’s Den’s Steven Bartlett and Clearscore’s Justin Basini.

Lancashire Telegraph:

This year’s awards will also include a brand new award highlighting organizations that invest in the training and development of young people.

The John Caudwell Blaze Your Own Trail Award aims to recognize outstanding examples of companies providing apprenticeships, skills training, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, all in the name of improving access to work for young people .

The winners will be announced at a grand final to be held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on November 21.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and alumni have collectively generated over £30 billion in revenue and employed over 450,000 people.

To mark the program’s milestone year, entrants will have the chance to win over £30,000 in marketing support and a tree will be planted for each entry submitted with Ecologi’s support.

Lancashire Telegraph:

Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said the quality of this year’s entrants illustrates the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit across the UK: “The quality of entries is consistently excellent year on year. year, but we were particularly blown away by the innovation, dynamism and determination demonstrated this year.

“Shorting up so many inspiring candidates has been tougher than ever, with many deserving cases presented and a steadily growing business community across the country.

“From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners have not had it easy in recent years, but it is a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they continued on their way and refused to give in. .

“This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they have already achieved both in business and being shortlisted for an award – we can’t wait to see everyone at the finals and reveal the winners.”

Mr. Chambers’ accolades already include:

  • Winner: Great British Contractor of the Year – Service Industries 2021
  • Winner: Hive Business Awards Rising Star 2021
  • Winner: Great Manchester Small Business of the Year 2021
  • Winner: Manchester Young Talent Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2021
  • Featured as one of BAME’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs Under 50 – 2020

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