London, UK – September, 12 2017. Raremark founder, Julie Walters, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur for Good by the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, which take place in London on November 21.
The awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names, such as Ed Bussey from Quill and David Tuch from Lightpoint Medical.
Julie is the driving force behind Raremark, which brings patient views into drug development, particularly in rare or hard-to-reach conditions.
She said: “I’m a firm believer that business can – and must – be a force for good. We need entrepreneurs more than ever before as rapid changes, particularly in technology, have the potential to change millions of lives when applied to big problems.”
About the awards
Now in its fifth year, the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.
Creator of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca Russell, believes that it is vital that British entrepreneurs are championed. She 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.”
Raremark’s goal is to transform one million lives in rare disease. Our community managers connect families worldwide with up-to-date scientific information, community insights and research opportunities. Raremark is privately funded and headquartered in London, UK with an office in Boston, US. The company was founded by entrepreneur Julie Walters after seeing first-hand the isolation experienced by families affected by rare disease.