Dan Gill, managing director of bespoke caterer and event management company Dine, has been shortlisted in the inaugural Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Hailed as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in Britain, the awards, held in association with NatWest, feature 16 categories aimed at entrepreneurs across multiple industries.
Dan has been at the forefront of Leeds-based Dine since its launch in 1998. His father Michael Gill, now Dine’s Chairman, ran a Michelin-starred restaurant for 40 years and was often asked to provide “outside” catering – from this, Dine was born.
Managing a suite of venues in the North of England, including The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds, Wentworth Woodhouse and Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall, Dine offers a creative and unique service in event planning and catering.
The award shortlist outlines the reasons behind Dan’s nomination: “Daniel Gill’s contribution to the events industry is wide ranging; from event and venue management to consultancy services, the expertise he has gained from his years within the industry is priceless. He uses this to ensure that Dine constantly innovates and delivers high quality events, wherever the location.”
Dan said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted. The Dine team has worked hard over the last 17 years to ensure that we offer the highest level of service to our customers whilst staying at the forefront of the latest trends in outside catering. To be acknowledged for our work and passion for the industry is humbling.”
The awards’ founder, Simon Burton, said: “Using innovative solutions and breaking existing paradigms entrepreneurs are a driving force in the economy. Their contributions to their industries and entrepreneurialism in the UK deserve to be recognised.”
The awards ceremony takes place on 25 November at the Ballroom South Bank in London.
Dine was recently a finalist for Best Caterer at the North of England Wedding Awards – Yorkshire and the North East’s most prestigious awards for client service excellence.