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Three Sixty Entertainment wins Startups Awards

Touring theatre production company Three Sixty Entertainment has scooped the top prize at the 2009 Startups Awards.

The company, which has enjoyed phenomenal success this summer with its first production, Peter Pan, was named overall Startups Business of the Year.

The company will soon move Peter Pan to the O2 to continue its run there, while preparations are also well underway to take the concept across the pond to San Francisco.

Speaking after receiving his award, co-founder Mat Churchill, said: “It’s been awesome. It’s a credit to all the people that believed in us and backed us. It’s also good news for the arts in general proving you can have a successful business life.”

Colin Wilkinson, another co-founder of the business, said: “It’s really affirming. It’s all very well standing here on a stage celebrating our success, but a year ago we were facing down two barrels of a shotgun with only a belief about what we could do. To come through a twelve month period having achieved what we achieved and to have it recognised with an award is great.”   The full list of winners are as follows:

Green Business of the Year Shiply.com

Online Business of the Year Wonga.com

Product of the Year trueCall

Business Plan of the Year Get Set Schools

Service Business of the Year The Pathology Group

Adversity Award Shane Bratby of Mobility Buy

Innovative Business of the Year Three Sixty Entertainment

Social Enterprise of the Year Goodwill Solutions

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Andrew Atalla of Atom42

Women in Business Award Natasha Courtenay-Smith of Talk to the Press

Silver Fox AwardFranz Hutcheson of Go Sustainable

Best Use of Technology JAOtech

Startups Business of the Year Three Sixty Entertainment