LE Graphics co-founder, David Donaldson has been recognised as one of the best in the business after being named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
LE Graphics was founded in 1995 by David and his wife Edith and has become one of the country’s leading suppliers of signage and branded clothing. Designing, manufacturing and installing a wide range of signage products as well as supplying branded clothing, carpet logo mats and promotional materials. LE Graphics has developed a reputation for originality and quality and is proud to list amongst it’s customers such names as Euro Disney, Omega, National Trust, The Body Shop, The US Air Force, The RAF, as well as government agencies, local councils, colleges and private businesses across the country.
David is one of the shortlisted business leaders from across the nation to have been selected out of over 5,300 entrants – the most the awards has ever had.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in partnership with Starling Bank, acknowledges and champions the hard work and uplifting stories of business owners across the UK, with an emphasis on their journey and resilience over financial achievements.
Twelve awards will be given out per region for categories including Disruptor of the Year, Entrepreneur for Good Award, and the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Notable winners from previous years include Social Chain founder Steven Bartlett, who went on to become the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.
David Donaldson said: “Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is a recognition of the hard work, skill and talent of the entire team at LE Graphics. It’s a very great honour to be shortlisted for the finals, particularly when there have been so many entrants this year, but no business is about one person. I am lucky to have a fantastic crew behind me at LE Graphics and without the teamwork we would not have reached the finals in these awards.”
This year’s awards will also feature a brand new award highlighting the organisations investing in the training and development of young people. The John Caudwell Blaze Your Own Trail Award looks to recognise outstanding examples of businesses offering apprenticeships, vocational training, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, all in the name of improving young people’s access to work.
The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The alumni has collectively generated over £30 billion in revenue and employed more than 450,000 people.
Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said the quality of this year’s entrants exemplified the strength of entrepreneurship across the UK: “The quality of applications is consistently excellent year on year, but we have been especially blown away by the innovation, drive and determination demonstrated this year. Shortlisting from so many inspiring contenders has been more challenging than ever, with many deserving cases put forward and an ever-growing business community thriving across the country.
“From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners haven’t had it easy over the past few years, but it’s a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they have continued on their path and refused to give in.
“This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they’ve already achieved both in business and in being shortlisted for an award – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Finals and unveiling the winners!”
Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, headline partner of the Awards, said: “Congratulations to all those businesses who have made the shortlist. It’s great to see the passion, resilience and amazing ingenuity from entrepreneurs across so many categories.”
For more details visit greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com