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Midlands Giftware Designer, Meg Hawkins is a Finalist in Two Prestigious Awards.

Midlands Giftware Designer, Meg Hawkins is a Finalist in Two Prestigious Awards.

 Renowned artist and giftware company, Meg Hawkins, has been shortlisted as a finalist in two prestigious awards, The Great British Businesswoman Awards, and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Both awards are in recognition of Meg’s business growth, outstanding creativity, and inspiring role as a leading female in business.

Now in its 11th year, and previously described as “The Grammys for Entrepreneurship”, The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and businesses that drive innovation, generate employment opportunities, and contribute to the growth of the UK economy. These awards serve as a platform to honour the remarkable stories of entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges, demonstrated resilience, and make significant contributions to their communities.

“I’m so delighted to be shortlisted with The Great British Entrepreneur Awards. To be recognised in the creative industry is amazing, " said Meg Hawkins, Founder, and Designer at Meg Hawkins Ltd.


The Great British Entrepreneur Awards have become one of the most coveted accolades for entrepreneurs across the UK, celebrating the nation's diverse entrepreneurial landscape. The awards ceremony will take place on November 20th 2023 at London’s Grosvenor House, where industry leaders, innovators, and influencers will gather to celebrate the achievements of the finalists. 

Founder of The Great British Entrepreneur Awards Francesca James says "Every year I am blown away with the quantity and quality of applications we receive, and this year is no exception. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards receives thousands of applications annually and the competition is tough. I am truly inspired by the remarkable accomplishments of this year's finalists. Their collective achievements of generating over £2.7 billion in turnover and employing over 33,000 people demonstrate the exceptional impact they have made in their industries and communities. These entrepreneurs exemplify the spirit of innovation, resilience, and growth that drives the entrepreneurial landscape in the UK."

“The giftware industry was hit hard over the past few years with covid and so many small independents closing, to have recognition for all we do as a small family business to truly amazing. The Creator and Maker category recognises its significance and its impact on the giftware industry.”

The Great British Businesswoman Series’ mission is to provide a platform to recognise, celebrate and support women in business, champion their peers and advocates, and help foster the next generation of female business leaders. The Great British Businesswoman Awards brings together and celebrates the women who are changing the face of business in the United Kingdom. These awards showcase the business role models, advocates and mentors, as well as the inspirational women building and leading businesses across many sectors of the economy.


Meg is a finalist in the hotly contested Creative Businesswoman category, with the winner recognised for being a female leading a profit-making business, in which the creative process has an economic, social and a cultural impact, focusing in the areas of fashion, design, music, performing arts, arts and crafts, film and video. The awards ceremony will take place on 22nd November at Leonardo Royal Hotel in St Paul’s London, so it promises to be a busy couple of months for the Shropshire based businesswoman.


Meg Hawkins is a UK based watercolour artist and homeware designer.

Inspired by her surroundings and wanting to bring bright, colourful, and joyful artwork featuring animals from all over the world to your home Meg Hawkins Art was created! 

Established in 2015 Meg Hawkins Art started life as Meg Hawkins Illustrations from the kitchen table. Since then, Meg has gone on to sign licencing agreements, produce her own homeware, giftware and greeting card ranges that are sold all over the world.

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