Awards highlight and recognise entrepreneurs who are transforming their industries, the economy and society

BioSure, based at Hillgrove Business Park, Nazeing, Essex, has won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Barclays’ annual High Growth and Entrepreneur National Awards Ceremony. The Award seeks to recognise entrepreneurs whose companies have delivered transformative social or environmental change. The awards were announced by actor, television presenter and radio DJ, Reggie Yates, during a live stream virtual event on Thursday, 26th November 2020.

A key note speech was given by businesswoman, entrepreneur and TV Dragon, Deborah Meaden.

BioSure (UK) Limited are the manufacturers of the first CE marked HIV Self-Test for personal use. Since launching in 2015 BioSURE HIV Self Test, products have helped people throughout the UK and the world, to #knowyourstatus. They develop, manufacture and distribute world class point of care rapid tests. BioSure also developed and launched the world’s first approved HIV Self Test to use blood and have now developed the BioSURE COVID-19 Antibody Self Test.

Brigette Bard, CEO, BioSure UK Limited said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised for our achievements to date and it is tribute to our remarkable team, at the end of what has been a difficult year for everyone. Despite the regulatory hurdles, we hope to have our COVID-19 self-tests available in the UK market very soon. It goes without saying that we remain fully committed to the role we have to play in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 by giving everyone the choice of knowing their own status on their own terms”

Juliet Rogan, National Head of High Growth at Barclays, 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.”

A national judging panel made up of key industry leaders and influencers selected the overall national winners.

The awards bring the full entrepreneurial community together. This year, for the first time, Barclaycard joined the event alongside Barclays Rise and Eagle Labs as partners of the Awards. This group wide initiative started five years ago and forms an integral part of our support for entrepreneurship across the bank.


About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank.  We are diversified by business, by different types of customer and client, and geography.  Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

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