Hoping for top honours

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A Wisbech-based entrepreneur has been nominated for a prestigious national award at 2013’s biggest event dedicated to entrepreneurship.

High Performance Coach, Quentin Pain will join over 1,400 business owners at the ICC in Birmingham this September, to find out if he has scooped the prize for Best Business Enabler for his company Quentin Pain Coaching.

Quentin completed David Cameron’s Big Society Mentorship programme in 2011 and soon became a volunteer for the Get Mentoring Scheme.

He got off to a rocky-start with his first mentee, but instead of giving up it encouraged Quentin to find out how he could improve and deliver effective help to others.

Around 10,000 subscribers use Quentin’s online bookkeeping course for business owners, which has been accepted as a resource by the Princes Trust for 2013.

Quentin said: “My clients have taught me more about myself and the human spirit and drive than all my previous years starting and running successful businesses. Working with my sister has been a wonderful experience. Learning the ability to forget about myself, and concentrating entirely on her has helped enormously in learning about empathy, everyone should have special treatment.

“People have many different needs of course, but there is one that stands out for most of my clients, and that is recognition. The pat on the back that says ‘you made it’. I am no different, although one day I hope to get over it.”

The National Entrepreneur Awards will be presented by comedian and impressionist Alistair McGowan and form part of the two-day National Entrepreneur’s Convention, hosted by Nigel Botterill’s Entrepreneur’s Circle, the UK’s largest membership organisation dedicated to helping businesses grow.