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The Start-Up Loans Company

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We’re proud to have The Start Up Loans Company on board as our headline sponsor for the Startups Awards 2018.

The Start Up Loans Company was established in September 2012, with a mission to help new and early stage UK businesses access affordable finance and mentoring support. Since then, more than 40,000 business ideas have been supported with over £200m of lending.

A Start Up Loan is an unsecured personal loan used specifically for starting or growing a business.

All applications take into consideration both the individual’s personal circumstances, including affordability, plus the viability of the business.

Pre-loan support is available to help develop a business plan and cash flow forecast, while free mentoring for successful loan recipients helps to turn a business plan into a reality. Businesses in nearly every sector are eligible to apply for funding, whether it’s a dog grooming salon or dating app.


haysmacintyre is a leading mid-tier firm of chartered accountants and tax advisers based in central London, specialising in providing advice to entrepreneurs, fast-growing and owner-managed businesses across the UK and internationally. With 33 partners and over 240 staff, we are large enough to provide a full range of services, yet small enough to offer a personal, responsive approach.

Acting for businesses throughout their lifecycle, we offer a suite of services that will best address your needs at any point in time, whether that’s maximising an R&D tax credit claim, structuring the most tax efficient investment for investment, performing due diligence on a strategic acquisition, incentivising key team members or supporting a successful tax efficient exit.  As sector experts we offer the most relevant, up-to-date advice and are always available to answer your questions.

haysmacintyre is a founding firm and owner of MSI Global Alliance, the seventh largest international alliance of accountants and lawyers represented in more than 100 countries.  Through our international desks service and Alliance membership we help our clients expand internationally wherever in the world they wish to grow their businesses.

We advise some of the UK’s most exciting entrepreneurs and creative businesses. Our clients include technology companies, digital and media agencies, film companies, fashion and ecommerce businesses and media personalities.


AXA Business Insurance



Tailorable insurance to protect your start-up

No two businesses are the same. At AXA, we get that. So we’ve built cover that you can tailor to fit your individual business’ needs.

Like Suzi, she lay the foundations for Grey Rose Architects’ success from an early age. Now it’s our business to protect hers.

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Join over 600,000 sole traders and self-employed people we already cover.1 They trust us because we pay out on 99% of business insurance claims.2 Protect your business by choosing the insurance cover that fits:

  • Public liability: Accidental injury and property damage claims from customers and visitors.
  • Professional indemnity: Compensation payments, defence costs arising from a mistake or bad advice.
  • Employers’ liability: Work-related injury and illness claims from employees.
  • Contents insurance: Protection against damaging losses such as fire, flood and theft.

*Ends 31/12/2018. T&Cs apply.

1Based on the number of businesses insured by AXA across the UK and Ireland as of December 31 2015.

2Based on AXA Business Insurance claims made in 2015. Figures based on business insurance policies purchased direct through AXA Business Insurance online or over the phone.

Making Moves

Making Moves are Commercial Property Finders. We work on behalf of our clients to source, negotiate and manage their entire office move. Our advice is always independent and unbiased.

Unlike commercial estate agents in London, we are not tied to any landlords. This provides us with the freedom to search the entire office market and find the right property that works for your business. Our advice is always completely transparent and solely focused on you and your needs.

Our combined experience of over 25 years, together with the high volume of office moves we carry out each year, gives us buying power in the market. This enables us to unlock otherwise unseen and off-market properties on behalf of our clients.

Not only can we find exclusive offices for our clients, but our highly skilled team are also experts in negotiating the best deal possible. We are able to source properties at competitive rates and pass those savings onto you. Therefore, when it comes to an office move, it can actually be more expensive to just ‘do it yourself’.

We care about the outcome of our negotiations. But what’s more, we care about securing the best deal for our clients and protecting their needs at all times. Taking a genuine interest in the people we do business with isn’t the only reason we were established, it is also the reason we are recommended by our clients time and time again.

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