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Cambridge Business Online Centre's Director, Rafmary Baker, Shortlisted for Prestigious Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2024

Updated: Jun 25

Cambridgeshire, 24 June 2024 – Cambridge Business Online Centre is thrilled to announce that its Director, Rafmary Millan Reyes Baker, has been shortlisted for the 2024 Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Purpose Entrepreneur of the Year, East of England Category.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, often referred to as the “Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” celebrates the achievements of the UK's most dynamic and innovative businesses. Each year, the awards receive thousands of applications, underscoring the competitive nature and high standard of the competition. This year’s shortlist showcases a combined turnover of nearly £2.9 billion and employs approximately 20,000 people, highlighting the critical role these businesses play in driving economic growth and innovation.

Cambridge Business Online Centre, based in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, is recognised for its outstanding contributions to the education sector. This nomination follows the success of their Future Skills Bootcamps, currently being deployed in the city of Peterborough, which earned them a National Award for Innovation from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Rafmary Baker, Director at Cambridge Business Online Centre, Shortlisted for Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Rafmary Baker, Director of Cambridge Business Online Centre

Rafmary Baker, Director of Cambridge Business Online Centre, commented on LinkedIn:

"It is an honour to have been selected among thousands of entrepreneurs as a finalist in this year's #GreatBritishEntrepreneurAwards. I am deeply passionate about unlocking the potential within our community, where I firmly believe that empowering through skills can pave the way to true freedom. My goal is to continue working towards making the East of England the most skilled region in our country! Let's forge ahead in building a future where every individual can thrive - creating brighter, more skilled communities that advance a more prosperous nation."

Purpose Entrepreneur of the Year Category:

Purpose Entrepreneurs prioritise making a positive impact on society or the environment through their business endeavours. They often create products, services, or business models that align with their values and contribute to a greater cause. This category celebrates the exceptional achievements of entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses with a deep sense of purpose and a commitment to creating positive social and environmental impact.

Previous winners of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards include the founders of BrewDog,

MyEnergi, Zilch, Grenade, and ClearScore, who have gone on to become household names.

It is with thanks to national and regional sponsors Allica Bank, Airwallex, Basket, Caudwell

Children, de Novo Solutions, GiftRound, GS Verde Group, GS1 UK, Home Grown, JF Growth

Menzies, Quidos, Randal Charitable Foundation, ScoreApp, TikTok, UBS Wealth Management and Vestd that the Great British Entrepreneur Awards has been able to celebrate the very best of Great British entrepreneurs for 12 years.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, 18th November, at London’s prestigious

Grosvenor House, where winners for each category in each region will be announced. This event is the largest entrepreneurial celebration in the UK, providing a platform for businesses to connect, celebrate, and champion the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Francesca James, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, stated, “The calibre of

entries this year is truly outstanding. These entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy,

and their stories are a testament to the incredible resilience and creativity of the UK's business community. We are thrilled to recognise their achievements and support their continued growth.”

Allica Bank, the headline sponsor for this year’s awards, shares this commitment to fostering

entrepreneurial success. “It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s Great British

Entrepreneur Awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from the incredible businesses that these

awards champion really brings to life the important contribution that British entrepreneurs make to our economy” says Conrad Ford, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Allica Bank.

For more information about Cambridge Business Online Centre, please visit To learn more about

the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, visit

About Cambridge Business Online Centre: Cambridge Business Online is an educational enterprise based in Cambridgeshire, with the aim of delivering courses that meet the skill needs of today's digitised and globalised world. We have a particular focus on adult learners (16+), helping them gain skills that will lead to meaningful, sustained, and relevant employment, start their own business, or enable them to progress to further learning that will deliver those outcomes.

About the Great British Entrepreneur Awards: The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

celebrate the inspiring stories of entrepreneurs from across the UK. With a rich history of

recognising businesses that have gone on to become household names, the awards are a

beacon for entrepreneurial success and innovation. Each year, thousands of businesses apply, showcasing the immense talent and diversity in the UK's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards has been described as The Grammys of Entrepreneurship.

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