AN entrepreneur who has made the wellbeing of other people his business has won a top award.

Bolton's Lee Chambers, founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing won the Service Entrepreneur category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, held at Grosvenor House in London.

Lee said: “I’m still struggling to find the words to explain how I feel about being recognised on such a big stage.

"I know it’s the awards, from an entrepreneurs perspective, that is the gold standard in the UK, so I’m overjoyed and overwhelmed at winning, especially given how we have only just started, and it was our first time entering and attending.

"When the dust settles and I’ve had the time to process everything, I think I will be extremely proud, and even more determined to keep delivering high-quality wellbeing to those that need it the most.”

Lee, who has recently won awards regionally for his work with Essentialise, was commended for his resilience through challenges, entrepreneurial spirit, and desire to create social impact through every business interaction.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards launched in 2012 to celebrate the best of British enterprise

Over the last decade, the Awards has celebrated some household names including Julie Deane OBE of Cambridge Satchel Co, Alan and Juliet Barratt of Grenade and Shaun Pulfrey of Tangle Teezer. Its most recent headline-grabbing success story is its previous winner, and speaker at this year’s event, Steven Bartlett, who in May was announced as the youngest ever Dragon on BBC’s Dragons Den.

The awards were judged by a panel of industry experts and leaders of influential UK businesses, including some of the prize winners from previous years.

Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, spoke highly of the entrepreneurial talent coming out of this year’s cohort: “It was fantastic to hear so many inspiring business stories after a difficult few years, and even better to have been able to invite all of our finalists to the in-person ceremony and celebrate together.

“With more than 1,200 attending, the evening was a real snapshot of the UK economy. The winners were thoroughly deserving, overcoming some stiff competition from their fellow finalists, and we look forward to welcoming them into our alumni community and seeing what they do next. It’s always exciting to watch our previous winners go on to achieve amazing things."