Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year
The founder of Forth, Sarah Bolt, has been named the first Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year for Wales at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Forth offers at-home blood tests that report personalised biomarker profiles to users that show them what’s going on inside their body, and how they can adjust their lifestyle to improve their health.
Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Now in its eighth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in partnership with Starling Bank celebrate the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs in the UK, rather than the business’ balance sheet.
A new category for 2020, the Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises the entrepreneurs making a real difference when it comes to bettering our health and wellbeing – those who seek not only excellence in their field but place special emphasis on creating better lifestyles.
With Covid-19 restrictions preventing the regional finals taking place at a live event, Sarah won the award during a virtual award ceremony joined by finalists across every region.
In a video message to finalists, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said:
“Entrepreneurs [have shown they] stay strong, even during a global pandemic. Coronavirus hasn’t stifled enterprise. Entrepreneurs are creating new businesses and adapting to the crisis, as seen in this year’s entries. And that’s what we need to happen if we want our economy to bounce back. We need all of you to keep inventing, keep taking risks, keep creating new businesses. It’s my job as Chancellor to celebrate, champion and support you. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to all of you for everything you’ve done.”
Francesca James, the founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said:
“Sarah has a wonderful entrepreneurial story and I’m delighted for her to win this award. I’ll be keeping a very close eye on what she does in the years to come and look forward to welcoming her to the community.”
Anne Boden, founder, and CEO of Starling Bank said:
“We’re entrepreneurs and we have spirit. We fight back and we’re very good at dealing with adversity. And Sarah is an example to us all, of entrepreneurs that are creative, innovative, and changing the world. I’m so excited that Starling, a business I founded in 2014 and now the Best British Bank, is sponsoring such an important Awards. And as one entrepreneur to another, congratulations to getting where you are this evening and best of luck for the future.”
The winners of each category will now go to the National Final of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, with a date to be announced due to restrictions on large events.