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Doqaru Shortlisted in The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Doqaru Shortlisted in The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

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05 August 2019

Strategic marketing and business development specialists, Doqaru, have been shortlisted at the 2019 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the ‘Start-up Entrepreneur of The Year’ Award. 

The prestigious awards, which were founded in 2013, acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom. It celebrates the incredible stories that have taken entrepreneurs to where they are today, regardless of size or turnover.

The 2019 programme sees the Awards held in eight regions – Midlands, Wales, the South West, the North East, the North West, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and London & the South East.  There were 75 Scottish firms shortlisted across 11 categories.  The Aberdeen Entrepreneurs will attend a ceremony in Glasgow on the 1st October for the Scotland regional final, sponsored by RBS.  Winners from each region are then invited to the Nationals in London on the 21st November.

Doqaru Co-Founder Yekemi Otaru said: "Doqaru have been in business for less than a year, so it’s an honour to be selected among such inspiring businesses.  We can’t wait to meet the other finalists in Glasgow."

Francesca James, founder of the awards said: "This year both the number of applications we received (3,400 nationally) and the quality was exceptional. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards focuses on celebrating the story of incredible entrepreneurs; along the way building a supportive eco system and community of change-makers. We’re very proud of the calibre of entrepreneurial talent that this years’ shortlist shines a light on and all finalists should be very very proud of their achievements already”.

The award finalists are chosen by a high-profile judging panel, including names such as BBC Dragons Den investors, James Caan CBE and Jenny Campbell, as well as the "The Queen of Print” Cath Kidston MBE.  The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names.  Previous winners from Aberdeen include James Watt, Co-Founder of BrewDog.


Doqaru Co-Founders Yekemi Otaru and Sarah Downs