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Founder of Leicester marketing agency makes shortlist for Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Luke Tobin, founder and managing director of Leicester-based marketing agency Digital Ethos, has been nominated for the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

The awards had a record 14,800 entries this year, meaning that the competition was tougher than ever, and in 2020, Luke won the Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Midlands - recognising his resilience and ability to thrive during a year that was tough for many business owners.

Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Founder of the awards Francesca James said: “We have seen some incredible finalists over the years, and this year is no exception. It really is one of the strongest shortlists we’ve ever had, and the fact that so many exceptional people have applied during such a tough year is a testament to the resolve and entrepreneurial talent that exists across the UK.”

The awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names. Previous winners include the founders of Grenade, Tangle Teezer, The LAD Bible, Clearscore and The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Luke said: “I am honoured to have made the shortlist, especially as there were so many entries this year. It feels amazing to be recognised for all of the hard work and passion that I put into Digital Ethos and I’m really excited to see how far I can get this year.

“Making the shortlist wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my team who work so hard to make Digital Ethos the extraordinary agency that it is.”