EPIC Receive Barclays Awards Recognition

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EPIC Risk Management’s efforts in reducing gambling related harm were recognised at national level last week (Thursday 26th November) at the Virtual Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020.

EPIC, who picked up the Barclays Social Entrepreneur Regional Winner award for North of England back in August, received ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the award’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year category, finishing runners-up to BioSecure (UK). Now in its fifth year, the awards celebrate entrepreneurs for their exceptional innovation, and for creating social change and growth, providing the perfect platform to celebrate some of the UK’s most successful home-grown ventures. Due to Covid-19 restriction, the ceremony was conducted via live-stream on Thursday evening.

Jim Tattersall, Relationship Manager at Barclays Business said: “The awards are a celebration of the exceptional innovation and leadership entrepreneurs show, disproportionately driving job growth, attracting investment, and creating innovative products and services. In what has been a difficult time for businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak it is even more important than ever we celebrate and recognise their achievements. Entrepreneurs are fundamental to the UK’s economic competitive advantage, that shape our todays as well as tomorrows.”

On receiving news of the award, EPIC Risk Management’s Founder and CEO, Paul Buck said: “We’re delighted to have our work acknowledged in this way. It is important that gambling-related harms are kept in focus and the premier national business awards are a great way to keep the spotlight on these across audiences who wouldn’t normally engage in this area. These awards will have raised awareness as we approach the new Gambling Act review, and we are very proud that EPIC has helped to do that.”