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View highlights from the 2016 Startups Awards
The 2016 Startups Awards took place at the iconic Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on November 17. Entries are now open for the Startups Awards 2017!
Now in its 14th year, the Startups Awards has earned a reputation for unearthing some of the UK’s finest entrepreneurial businesses, and shining a spotlight on the start-up market. Previous winners have gone on to enjoy phenomenal success, including BeatThatQuote.com, Ella’s Kitchen, Glasses Direct, The Book Depository, Naked Wines, Secret Escapes, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Raspberry Pi, Appear Here, Purplebricks and most recently tails.com and Onfido.
The prestigious awards, which recognise the UK’s most creative, innovative and ambitious new businesses, provided a fantastic opportunity for finalists to network with like-minded entrepreneurs – including the award judges – over a lively champagne reception and three-course lunch. There are 14 categories open to companies that commenced trading less than four years ago. Covering every business area, these include Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Tech Business of the Year, alongside new awards Start Up Loans Inspiring Entrepreneur of the Year and the Founders Pledge Social Impact Award.
Our winners are selected by a judging panel consisting of some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs which in the last couple of years has included, to name just a few, Cath Kidston MBE, Dragons’ Den investor and founder of Moonpig.com Nick Jenkins, Innocent Drinks co-founder Jon Wright, Cassandra Stavrou, co-founder of former Startups Awards winner PROPERCORN, BGF Ventures investor Rory Stirling, and founder of the tremendously successful fashion chain Charles Tyrwhitt, Nick Wheeler.
Watch highlights from the 2016 Startups judging day below:
The 2017 winners will be announced at the glittering awards event at the Royal Garden Hotel and one business will take the highly coveted title of The Start Up Loans Start-up of the Year.
“We’re rightly proud of the Startups Awards for recognising the best of UK entrepreneurial talent,” says Startups’ president Titus Sharpe, co-founder of MVF, the company behind the Startups Awards. “Each year we unearth a whole set of innovative, disruptive new businesses and entrepreneurs that continue to make people sit up and pay attention to the start-up market.”
Benefits to companies entering the awards include:
- Raised profile
- National and local press coverage
- Endorsement by the expert judging panel
- A logo to use on marketing literature and letterheads
- A template press release to maximise media coverage
- Video interviews of all winners will also be displayed on the Startups Awards website
Click here to start your online entry submission today.