Cosimo Founder Shortlisted for Prestigious Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2024

Cosimo is thrilled to announce that our founder and CEO, John Sewell, has been shortlisted for the 2024 Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards and recognised in the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year category sponsored by TikTok.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, often referred to as the “Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” celebrates the achievements of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative businesses. Each year, the awards receive thousands of applications, underscoring the competitive nature and high standard of the competition. 


This year’s shortlist showcases a combined turnover of nearly £2.9 billion and employs approximately 20,000 people, highlighting these businesses’ critical role in driving economic growth and innovation.


Cosimo, based in Birmingham, has been recognised for its outstanding contributions to the creative sector and art industry – helping their community of 1,000+ artists to sell their work online.


John Sewell, Cosimo’s founder said, “I’m very proud to have made the shortlist for this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the category of Creative Entrepreneur, and it’s a particular honour to be flying the flag for the Midlands region. It’s a testament not only to the work of the whole Cosimo team, but also to our wonderful community of artists and art lovers who make what we do so worthwhile. I can’t wait for the ceremony in November, to celebrate alongside the other incredible founders and businesses who have also made the final.”


Previous winners of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards include the founders of BrewDog, MyEnergi, Zilch, Grenade, and ClearScore, who have gone on to become household names.


It is with thanks to national and regional sponsors Allica Bank, Airwallex, Basket, Caudwell Children, de Novo Solutions, GiftRound, GS Verde Group, GS1 UK, Home Grown, JF Growth Menzies, Quidos, Randal Charitable Foundation, ScoreApp, TikTok, UBS Wealth Management and Vestd that the Great British Entrepreneur Awards has been able to celebrate the very best of Great British entrepreneurs for 12 years.


The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, 18th November, at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House, where winners for each category in each region will be announced. This event is the largest entrepreneurial celebration in the UK, providing a platform for businesses to connect, celebrate, and champion the spirit of entrepreneurship.


Francesca James, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, stated, “The calibre of entries this year is truly outstanding. These entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and their stories are a testament to the incredible resilience and creativity of the UK’s business community. We are thrilled to recognise their achievements and support their continued growth.”


Allica Bank, the headline sponsor for this year’s awards, shares this commitment to fostering entrepreneurial success. “It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from the incredible businesses that these awards champion really brings to life the important contribution that British entrepreneurs make to our economy” says Conrad Ford, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Allica Bank.


To learn more about the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, visit

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