Winner: Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Alice Hendy, Founder and CEO of R;pple Suicide Prevention Charity, has been awarded Purpose Entrepreneur of the Year for the South East of England at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Recognised annually as one of the most prestigious accolades in the entrepreneurial world, The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards received over 5,000 applications this year alone.

The Purpose Entrepreneurs category celebrates the exceptional achievements of entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses with a deep sense of purpose and a commitment to creating positive social and environmental impact.

The judges commented:

Francesca James, founder of The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said:

“I am thrilled to witness the extraordinary achievements of this year's winners. Their success stories are a testament to the dynamic and innovative spirit that thrives within UK entrepreneurship. These inspiring entrepreneurs embody the creativity, determination, and passion that are at the heart of our nation's business success. Their accomplishments not only celebrate their own journeys but also light the way for future generations of innovators and business leaders”.

Richard Davies, CEO of Allica Bank,commented:

“It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s GBEA awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from this year’s winners really brings to life the important contribution British entrepreneurs make to our economy. At Allica, we couldn’t be more excited to see such a talented group of individuals making their mark in the business world and we'll be keeping a close eye on what they do next.”

Alice Hendy, Founder and CEO at R;pple Suicide Prevention Charity, said:

"It is amazing to win. This award is dedicated to my brother Josh who I lost to suicide three years ago. Everything that we're doing here at R;pple Suicide Prevention is for him."