Sage unveiled as headline sponsor of the Startups Awards 2016

Multi-national enterprise software company Sage will be lead sponsor of the longest-running awards for the UK's best and brightest new businesses...

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Written and reviewed by: is honoured to welcome Sage, the enterprise software firm, as the headline sponsor of the Startups Awards 2016.

A provider of integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, Sage supports millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries and its Sage UK software is used by over 897,000 organisations.

Running for its 13th year – making it the longest established awards of its kind – the Startups Awards recognises the country’s most innovative, exciting, and transformative new businesses launched in the last four years.

Evan O’Shea, marketing campaign manager for Sage, commented:

“We believe entrepreneurs are the true heroes of the UK economy, and supporting them is our passion. That is why we are excited to announce our partnership with the Startups Awards, an event that recognises the hard work and achievements of entrepreneurs in the UK.

“As the UK’s biggest accounting software company and arguably one of Britain’s greatest start-up success stories, we think it’s a perfect match.”

This year’s awards will take place on Thursday 17 November 2016 at the prestigious Roof Gardens Hotel, Kensington.

New businesses will compete for one or more of 13 categories, as well as the overall title of the Sage Startups Business of the Year and the People’s Champion award, voted for by readers.

The categories in full are:

  • Tech Business of the Year
  • Product Business of the Year
  • Service Business of the Year
  • Innovative Business of the Year
  • Crowdfunded Business of the Year
  • Venture Funded Business of the Year
  • Lean Start-up of the Year
  • Franchisee of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Women in Business Award
  • App of the Year
  • Export Business of the Year
  • Retail Business of the Year

To submit your entry for the Startups Awards 2016, click here. You can watch last year’s awards highlights here.

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