Founder of Brillband triumphs at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards


DUNCAN Di Biase, founder of Brillband triumphs at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards21st November, London — Duncan Di Biase, founder of Brillband has been awarded Innovation Entrepreneur of the year award for Scotland & Northern Ireland 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.

A Triumph in a Highly Competitive Field

Making the shortlist is an achievement in its own right given the calibre of competition, underlining the significance of Brillband’s win.

Previous winner James Watt, founder of BrewDog, said that winning was “better than winning the World Cup.” Steven Bartlett has gone as far as to dub the awards as “The Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” highlighting the glamour and prestige associated with the event.

The judges commented:

“Brillband’s journey, from a spark of an idea to an entrepreneurial success story securing substantial investment for growth, is certainly worthy of commendation. The judges admired Duncan’s vision in establishing Brillband and highlighted the company’s relevance in our high-speed society, where rapid broadband and quick responses are essential. They praised Brillband for daring to shake up a stagnant market, recognising its potential to challenge and change the status quo.”

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.”

About Brillband

Brillband are on a mission to become the most loved broadband provider on the market. They are doing this by leveraging the latest technologies to digitally transform an industry stuck in the 90s. Unlike its competitors who remain tethered to the practices of the past, Brillband is offering a refreshingly modern approach to broadband services. Customers are already raving about the near-instantaneous customer service, robust router security, and the innovative WiFi pausing feature, all available at a price point that undercuts industry giants like Virgin Media, BT, and Sky.

The company’s ambition doesn’t stop at redefining service standards. In a bold expansion move set for the first quarter of 2024, Brillband plans to extend its reach beyond its current 600,000 homes in Scotland, targeting an impressive 2.7 million homes across Scotland and England. This expansion is not just about numbers; it represents a significant step towards making high-quality broadband accessible to a broader segment of the UK population.

In a parallel stride towards growth, Brillband is actively seeking investment to fuel its journey to profitability and foster further innovation. This phase marks a critical point in the company’s trajectory, as it seeks to solidify its position in the market and continue its mission of delivering exceptional broadband services.

About The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate and champion entrepreneurs across the UK, building communities to support their endeavours at various stages of their journey.

With stiff competition and a history of recognising businesses that become household names, the awards are a beacon of excellence in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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