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Forkto Shortlisted for Prestigious Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2024

Last Updated: 3 July 2024

Forkto is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted for the 2024 Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards, recognized in the Innovation Entrepreneur category.

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The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, often referred to as the “Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative businesses. Each year, the awards receive thousands of applications, underscoring the competitive nature and high standard of the competition. This year’s shortlist showcases a combined turnover of nearly £2.9 billion and employs approximately 20,000 people, highlighting the critical role these businesses play in driving economic growth and innovation.

Forkto, based in Northern Ireland, is recognized for its outstanding contributions to the food industry.

“We are incredibly honored to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are excited to celebrate this achievement with the wider entrepreneurial community,” said Conor Stewart, Co-Founder. Marius Urbelis, Co-Founder, added, “We’re thrilled that Forkto has been shortlisted alongside such amazing entrepreneurs. Being part of this talented group is truly inspiring.”

Previous winners of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards include the founders of BrewDog, MyEnergi, Zilch, Grenade, and ClearScore, who have gone on to become household names.

It is with thanks to national and regional sponsors Allica Bank, Airwallex, Basket, Caudwell Children, de Novo Solutions, GiftRound, GS Verde Group, GS1 UK, Home Grown, JF Growth, Menzies, Quidos, Randal Charitable Foundation, ScoreApp, TikTok, UBS Wealth Management, and Vestd that the Great British Entrepreneur Awards has been able to celebrate the very best of Great British entrepreneurs for 12 years.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, 18th November, at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House, where winners for each category in each region will be announced. This event is the largest entrepreneurial celebration in the UK, providing a platform for businesses to connect, celebrate, and champion the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Francesca James, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, stated, “The calibre of entries this year is truly outstanding. These entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and their stories are a testament to the incredible resilience and creativity of the UK’s business community. We are thrilled to recognize their achievements and support their continued growth.”

Allica Bank, the headline sponsor for this year’s awards, shares this commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success. “It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from the incredible businesses that these awards champion really brings to life the important contribution that British entrepreneurs make to our economy,” says Conrad Ford, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Allica Bank.

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At Forkto, we're on a mission to transform the way food businesses manage their operations. Our journey began with a vision to simplify compliance and enhance transparency in the food industry. With a blend of cutting-edge technology and industry expertise, we've created solutions that empower businesses to thrive while upholding the highest standards of quality and safety.

Established in 2022 by a team of passionate software developers, Forkto was founded with a clear purpose: to streamline HACCP and BRC compliance. Drawing insights from HACCP consultants and industry professionals, we set out to revolutionize how food businesses approach their day-to-day operations.

At the heart of Forkto lies our innovative software, meticulously crafted to address the unique challenges faced by food businesses. From inventory management to temperature monitoring, operational checks, and label creation, our platform offers a comprehensive suite of tools to simplify operations and ensure compliance.

We envision a future where trust and transparency define every aspect of the food chain. Through accessible technology and a commitment to sustainability, we're building a food industry that fosters accountability and empowers businesses to thrive.

Our mission is clear: to equip food businesses with innovative tools for comprehensive food safety and traceability. By providing accessible solutions and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we're reshaping the landscape of the food industry one business at a time.