Young Guns 2017: Deadline extended for UK’s top young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs aged 35 and under behind fast growth UK businesses now have until Friday 14 July to apply to become part of the Class of 2017...

Successful UK young entrepreneurs have got an extra two weeks to submit their entry to become part of our illustrious Growing Business Young Guns alumni, with the entry deadline extended to Friday 14 July.

Running for its 15th year with headline sponsors haysmacintyre and DeVono Cresa and official partner Home House, Young Guns recognises the most exceptional young entrepreneurs the UK has to offer.

Only 30 businesses make it in each year, and there are no repeat appearances, meaning each year’s class joins the Young Guns alumni.

Complete your entry for the Young Guns Class of 2017 here

This alumni includes the likes of Notonthehighstreet.com co-founder Holly Tucker MBE, Mind Candy founder Michael Acton-Smith MBE, Deliveroo founder Will Shu, shoe designer Sophia Webster, Olivia Burton founders Jemma Fennings and Lesa Bennett, and Rational FX founder-turned-deputy mayor of London; Rajesh Agrawal.

Olivia Burton founders Jemma Fennings and Lesa Bennett at the 2016 awards

Olivia Burton founders Jemma Fennings and Lesa Bennett at the 2016 awards

Take a look at the Young Guns Class of 2016 here.

The Young Guns Awards 2017 are open to entrepreneurs who are no more than 35 years-old, running their own business and must have raised over £1m in external funding or have generated over £1m in annual turnover.

Beyond that, we are looking for high quality, innovation, uniqueness, outstanding performance and fantastic growth.

Successful entrants will be invited to attend a networking lunch on Friday 15 September and an exclusive Young Guns photo shoot with a celebrity photographer that will appear on our website as part of an extensive Young Guns special feature, alongside an individual profile on our Growing Business site. As well as celebrating the Young Guns class of 2017, we will also announce the overall haysmacintyre Top Gun for 2017.

The lunch will showcase the UK’s most talented, innovative young entrepreneurs and provides a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with more than 70 entrepreneurs, previous alumni, business journalists and sponsors.

The Young Guns 2016 awards ceremony

The Young Guns 2016 awards ceremony

The Young Guns Class of 2017 then become part of the elite Young Guns club of business leaders that have access to exclusive networking events, lunches, and drinks throughout the year.

Submit your entry for the Young Guns Class of 2017 here. Entries will officially close at midnight on Friday 14 July 2017.

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