Crumbs! We are a Great British Entrepreneur Awards Finalist!
Morgan & Elaine Arnell from REIGATE based CRUMBS BREWING have been named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Sustainability Entrepreneur of the year category
Nearly half the bread made in the UK goes to waste. That stat shocked Elaine and Morgan so much they decided to do something about it. They created Crumbs Brewing, a brand that turns unsold loaves from our local artisan bakery in Surrey, Chalk Hills, into a range of delicious beers.
They built the business from scratch starting out selling alongside Chalk Hills at local markets to now supplying Waitrose, John Lewis, Southern Co-op, the National Trust as well as a wide range of pubs, restaurants, hotels and farm shops. Crumbs are passionate that the bread they use in their brews should mean something to our beers quality and flavour. Each beer is made with a single type of loaf, that way the beer reflects the bread that makes it. Its enabled Crumbs to grow by +50% every year and rescue over 30,000 loaves from being wasted.
Morgan & Elaine are 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. 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.
Morgan said: “It’s amazing to get recognised for such a prestigious award and be selected from so many entrants. We’re a small brand trying to do something good for the fight against food waste in a delicious way. It’s great that someone has noticed our effort!”
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.
To mark the milestone year for the programme, entrants will have the chance to win over £30,000 worth of marketing support and a tree will be planted for every application submitted with the support of Ecologi.
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."
To book your place at the Grand Final in London on 21st November, you can go togreatbritishentrepreneurawards.com
For the full list of finalists, visit greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com