• Lucy Roberts

Dan Sola announced as Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2022 finalist

Updated: Jul 25

Our founder and CEO, Dan Sola, has been recognised as one of the best in the business after being named as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.


"Deploying AI teammates alongside people will allow us to finally solve problems like poaching, illegal fishing, cable theft and safety of remote workers - problems people haven't managed to solve with traditional tools. We are passionate about helping to tackle these massive, stubborn problems by making robots, drones and sensors smarter, more resilient and easier to work with as teammates. There is a growing recognition of the need for our disruptive technology in a wide variety of the markets in which we operate. We’re thrilled to be recognised for the innovation and disruption that the hard work of our team delivers. The resilience and growth of our team over the past couple of years despite a challenging environment is testament to the urgent need for what we've been building."


".... Did we mention we are hiring?" says Dan Sola, founder and CEO of Archangel Imaging.


Dan is one of the shortlisted business leaders from across the nation to have been selected out of over 5,300 entrants.


The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in partnership with Starling Bank, acknowledges and champions the hard work and uplifting stories of business owners across the UK, with an emphasis on their journey and resilience over financial achievements.


Twelve awards will be given out per region for categories including Disruptor of the Year, Entrepreneur for Good Award, and the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year. Notable winners from previous years include Social Chain founder Steven Bartlett, who went on to become the youngest ever investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den.


The winners will be announced at a Grand Final, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 21st November. This year is the 10th anniversary of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The alumni has collectively generated over £30 billion in revenue and employed more than 450,000 people.


Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, said the quality of this year’s entrants exemplified the strength of entrepreneurship across the UK: “The quality of applications is consistently excellent year on year, but we have been especially blown away by the innovation, drive and determination demonstrated this year. Shortlisting from so many inspiring contenders has been more challenging than ever, with many deserving cases put forward and an ever-growing business community thriving across the country.

“From the pandemic to the ongoing cost of living crisis, business owners haven’t had it easy over the past few years, but it’s a testament to the tenacity and perseverance of these entrepreneurs that they have continued on their path and refused to give in.

“This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they’ve already achieved both in business and in being shortlisted for an award - we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Finals and unveiling the winners!”


Anne Boden MBE, Founder of Starling Bank, headline partner of the Awards, said: "Congratulations to all those businesses who have made the shortlist. It's great to see the passion, resilience and amazing ingenuity from entrepreneurs across so many categories."


To book your place at the Grand Final in London on 21st November, you can go to greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com .

Archangel Imaging

Archangel Imaging deploys smart machines alongside people to protect valuable remote assets and at-risk staff. Today’s machines are mostly tools, not team mates. Our technology is retrofitted to make machines smarter, more resilient team mates, independent from infrastructure. We then integrate best-in-class AI, satellite analytics, robots, drones and IoT into human workflows. These hybrid teams respond faster and more effectively to safety or security threats. The Argonaut™ AI cameras watch for poachers in Africa or potential suicides on the European railways. The GENIE™ navigation units enable any drone to independently navigate and complete missions without GPS signals. Our technology is trusted by commercial and government customers such as Ministry of Defence, Network Rail, European Space Agency and British Transport Police and has been recognised with awards, such as AIConics ‘AI for Good’ award presented at 10 Downing Street.

Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in partnership with Starling Bank, acknowledges and champions the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses across the United Kingdom.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are more than just an awards ceremony. Through the awards, alumni and participants join a thriving community of founders and doers. Within that ecosystem is an ethos of support, where individuals are able to come together, inspire, learn and grow.

Starling Bank

Starling Bank is an award-winning, fully licensed and regulated bank built to give people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to the banks of the past. It offers business, personal, joint, euro and dollar current accounts alongside a child card. Starling also provides B2B banking and payments services through its Banking-as-a-Service model based on the proprietary technology platform that it uses to power its own bank. The Starling Marketplace offers customers in-app access to a selection of third-party financial services. Headquartered in London, it has offices in Southampton, Cardiff and Dublin. Starling has opened 2 million customer accounts, including more than 370,000 limited company and sole trader account.

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