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BQ National Entrepreneur Festival

Join over 600 high growth, high achieving entrepreneurs from across the UK to celebrate with their peers and network with fellow future business stars at the first BQ National Entrepreneur Festival powered by Atom Bank.


On the 21st November, entrepreneurs from across the land are gathering in the heartland of the industrial revolution, Newcastle upon Tyne, to celebrate with the UK’s brightest up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It is completely free to enter the awards so submit a nomination today. If you’d like to develop your business network and simply experience this amazing event, tickets are now on sale.


The Emerging Entrepreneur awards, the focal point of the festival, is now open to all up-and-coming entrepreneurs who can demonstrate their tenacity, creativity, innovation and determination to scale. Sound familiar? Recognise yourself or colleagues? Then we’d love for you to submit a nomination today. It is completely free to enter the awards.  


By taking part in this celebration of entrepreneurship you or your nominee will benefit hugely from:


  • National platform of exposure and recognition,
  • Developing valuable new relationships with the UK’s top entrepreneurs,
  • Learning through shared achievements, stories, experience and best practice with delegates,
  • Having an amazing night that you won’t forget!


This is a business event with a difference. There will be nothing quite like it this year. The format won’t involve the same old formal table plans and the normal four course meal, instead we will have a festival atmosphere with street food, mingling and entertainment all themed around the steampunk era of the industrial revolution, and of course lots of inspiration from the best and the brightest business talent in the country.




To submit your nomination, or to nominate someone you know, please visit All finalists for the 7 awards, spanning the UK’s nations and regions, will benefit from extensive publicity online and in print through BQ National Magazine. The only way to join the elite line-up of previous winners is to take part - what have you got to lose?




Expect the unexpected at this inventive and unique business event - it will be THE one you don’t forget. Celebrate entrepreneurship alongside likeminded peers from a variety of industry sectors, of differing size and scale, representing all age groups and experience, attending from all around the UK. Tickets are available at   



We hope to be celebrating with you on Tuesday 21st November.


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