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July 2023


Halo Business Consulting is thrilled to announce our selection as a finalist for the prestigious 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in the Family Business category. 

Now in its 11th year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, described by Steven Bartlett as "The Grammys for Entrepreneurship," honour exceptional individuals and businesses that drive innovation, create employment opportunities, and contribute to the growth of the UK economy. These awards serve as a platform to celebrate the inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges, demonstrated resilience, and made significant contributions to their communities.

"Having come from a long line of entrepreneurs with self-employed parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, great-grandparents and beyond, we are incredibly excited to be recognised this year in the Family Business category. We are so grateful for the support we have had and congratulate all of the shortlisted entrepreneurs who we look forward to celebrating with in November," expressed Michael Donald, Co-Founder of Halo Business Consulting.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards have become highly esteemed accolades within the UK, recognising the diverse entrepreneurial landscape of the nation. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on 20th November 2023 at London's Grosvenor House, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and influencers to celebrate the achievements of the finalists.

Francesca James, Founder of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, remarked, "Every year I am blown away with the quantity and quality of applications we receive, and this year is no exception. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards receives thousands of applications annually and the competition is tough. I am truly inspired by the remarkable accomplishments of this year's finalists. Their collective achievements of generating over £2.7 billion in turnover and employing over 33,000 people demonstrate the exceptional impact they have made in their industries and communities. These entrepreneurs exemplify the spirit of innovation, resilience, and growth that drives the entrepreneurial landscape in the UK."

Family businesses in Great Britain encompass a wide range of sizes and sectors, originating from various regions. Some have been operating for centuries, while others were recently founded by family members. However, for any family firm to thrive consistently, they must possess an entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to generate new streams of wealth. The Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year award will be presented to the entrepreneur(s) leading the way and excelling within a family business.

Halo Business Consulting, led by husband and wife team Michael and Ashleigh Donald, boasts 40 years of collective experience in global hospitality operations and marketing communications. By offering easy access to senior leadership and specialised services, Halo Business Consulting helps businesses to benefit without committing to inflexible contracts or full-time resources. Our client portfolio includes renowned names like Kew Green Hotels, Resident Hotels, The Dilly, Hospitality People GroupTynemouth Golf Club, For the Love of The North and Zero Procure.

To learn more about how we can support your business, book an introductory consultation session by contacting Ashleigh at +44 7907 058206 or emailing

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