Businesses across the country formed since August 2012 are being invited to enter a prestigious awards scheme designed to recognise innovation and ambition.
Start-ups of all sizes and industries can make their case for why they are amongst Britain’s most exciting business prospects, before being scrutinised by an expert judging panel including Cath Kidston MBE, Emma Sinclair MBE, Nick Wheeler and the co-founders of Innocent Drinks, LOVEFiLM and Secret Escapes, who will select the eventual winners.
Now in its 13th year, the Startups Awards are the longest established awards of their kind and have built a reputation for recognising and celebrating the rising stars of British business. A shortlist of entrants will be announced in October, before the awards are presented to eventual winners on Thursday, November 17, at a the Royal Garden Hotel, London.
Supported by headline sponsor Sage, the Startups Awards are open to all independently owned businesses in the UK that started after August 1, 2012. This year’s awards offer opportunities for every type of business, including 15 different categories:
Sage Startups Business of the Year; App of the Year; Crowdfunded Business of the Year; Export Business of the Year; Franchisee of the Year; Innovative Business of the Year; Lean Start-up of the Year; Product Business of the Year; Retail Business of the Year; Service Business of the Year; Tech Business of the Year; Venture Funded Business of the Year; Women in Business Award; Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
The 15th and final category is the People’s Champion Award where a shortlist of 50 start-ups are selected by the judging panel and then put to the public vote. The Startups Awards 2016 are open for entries until Friday, September 16. For more information or to enter the awards, go to www.startupsawards.co.uk