Nigerian couple among over 100 Entrepreneurs Announced as Finalists in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards!


Over 100 entrepreneurs have been announced as the Finalists in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in association with NatWest.

Emeka and Faustina Anyanwu Finalists in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards


Emeka and Faustina Anyanwu, co-founders of Faunteewrites limited and publishers of C. Hub magazine, have been announced as a shortlisted entrepreneur within the creative entrepreneur category.

The Nigerian couple both left their careers to switch to media and publishing with the mission to change what you hear and see about Africa and Africans. Emeka Anyanwu, the husband,  was a successful Chemical engineer while the wife, Faustina Anyanwu, was a dedicated Nurse/midwife.  

In 2012, both decided to take the plunge and take up the responsibility to change the narrative on African story by highlighting the best and achievements of Africans all over the world. 

4 years on, the magazine, C. Hub magazine has become one of the most influential and authentic African magazines in the UK. Winning several award nationally and internationally.

In line with the vision and mission, they have also created several other brands within the company. The other brands include, Divas of colour International women’s forum, MBW PR, Pearlwoman Magazine and the most prestigious award for Africans in the UK and beyond, CA Award (Creativity Award).

Speaking, Emeka Anyanwu said, “we’re humbled and encouraged by the many support and recognitions we’ve received both within the community and our industry. We didn’t start what we do for us to be recognised or awarded. We saw a gap and a need in our community and wanted to close that gap, give our people a platform to achieve global branding and be able to compete in the world market through a balanced media representation. Our passion is to create opportunities, give our people positive image, inspire and challenge excellence . And today, 4 years on, we are gradually making that mark which is remarkable and encouraging for us. “

Regarded as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in the UK, the Awards celebrate the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy. 

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards will culminate at the Gala Final, taking place on Tuesday 22 November in the Ballrooms of the prestigious, Lancaster London Hotel.

Celebrating entrepreneurs who embody a spirit of disruption, innovation and enterprise, the Awards will recognise business leaders from multiple industries across the 20 awards categories.

Previous winners have included Julie Deane MBE, founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt, co-founder of Brewdog and Alexander Solomou, founder of Lad Bible.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is all about celebrating the wonderful stories that entrepreneurs have, and helping them on their journey to success.

Nick James, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: “This year we have yet again enjoyed an increase in the amount of entries for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and every single category is fiercely contested. There is no doubt that Entrepreneurialism is alive and well in the UK despite any uncertainty over Brexit.”

Gordon Merrylees, Head of Entrepreneurship for NatWest, said:

“Entrepreneurs are the wealth creators and the lifeblood of the UK economy. It’s incredibly important that we support them, throughout their journey with access to finance and networks; relevant mentors, general business advice and knowledge, all vital ingredients whether they are start up’s, early stage or high growth ventures. The standard of this years awards’ finalists shows just how much talent there is to support in the UK.”

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