Luxury dog bedding company Charley Chau has been named the NatWest Great British Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018 for the North, after winning their shortlisted category of Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
Christine and Jenny Chau, the two sisters behind Charley Chau, came out on top at the award’s presentation at Manchester United’s Trafford Park, with a record number of businesses entering the awards across the wide range of categories. As overall winners of the evening, the company will head to London in January 2019 for the national final.
Past winners of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane OBE of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and most recently, Hannah and Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.
Co-founder Christine Chau said: “We’re just two self-confessed crazy dog ladies doing something we love. To be recognised by the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in this way is an incredible honour. The shortlisted finalists for the North are a powerhouse of inspiration, amazingly talented entrepreneurs, and we feel extremely lucky to have been named Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018 amongst such stellar company.
“For a pet lifestyle brand to be recognised in the awards just shows how much our industry has grown since we launched in 2010. To go from making a dog bed on the sitting room floor to having happy customers in over 45 countries around the world, and now this wonderful award – what an incredible moment for Charley Chau.”