A BESPOKE childcare service based in Tetbury has been shortlisted in the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017.

The Hotel Nanny, which includes its sister service The Air Nanny, beat off some tough competition to make the regional shortlist for the Small Business of the Year award, with over 1,000 businesses having entered.

Now in its fifth year, many past winners of the awards have gone on to become household names, including David Buttress of Just Eat and Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company.

“I am so thrilled that The Hotel Nanny and The Air Nanny are on track to be household names just like these companies, with this fantastic accolade and national recognition,” said company founder Angela Enel.

“It’s fantastic to sit on a bench alongside some of these great brands.”

Francesca James, founder of the awards, said: “We have been inundated with some incredible entries this year, and all shortlisted applicants should be extremely proud of themselves.

“This year has seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.

“We cannot wait to celebrate entrepreneurship across Great Britain with them, and put a spotlight on the incredible talent within the British entrepreneur ecosystem.”

Gordon Merrylees, head of entrepreneurship at NatWest, said: “I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered this year and congratulate those who have been shortlisted.

“I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.

“It is clear that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and NatWest is thrilled to be able to support these awards to celebrate success with the businesses that are the lifeblood of the UK Economy as they start, scale and succeed.”

Visit greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com for more on the awards.