PM Connect CEO Nominated for NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards


James Macfarlane, CEO of PM Connect has been shortlisted for the, “Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year,” category at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. PM Connect is the leading global entertainment and lifestyle publisher for mobile phones, based in the Midlands region.

Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses. The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names such as; David Buttress, former CEO of Just Eat and James Watt, co-founder of Brewdog; the multinational brewery and pub chain.

James Macfarlane is a graduate from the University of Leicester and a former winner of the Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. James originally founded various popular consumer websites such as, “The Mum Network,” and the business then evolved into PM Connect.

Speaking of his nomination, James Macfarlane said, “I consider it a great honour to be nominated for this award. There are some fascinating success stories amongst the nominees and it’s great to be a part of an initiative that supports British business.”

Creator of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca Russell, believes that it is vital that British entrepreneurs are championed. Francesca explained, “Entrepreneurs inject competition into markets, create jobs and spur innovation. In many cases their businesses change the ways in which we live and work. These awards are different because they celebrate the story behind these people – true entrepreneurs are as much about their story as they are about their balance sheet.”