Startups Awards Judging Day 2016

Find out what our judges – including Nick Jenkins, Emma Sinclair and Fraser Doherty MBE – had to say about the 2016 start-up finalists and the annual Startups Awards…

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From food and tech to apps and retail, this year’s 52 Startups Awards finalists showcase the best of what the UK has to offer when it comes to start-up talent and gave the judges the tough challenge of having to decide the 2016 Startups Awards winners.

Held at the prestigious Coutts on 19 October, the panel – which included Cath Kidston MBE, Nick Jenkins, Jon Wright and Julien Calléde, to name but a few – were tasked with determining which exceptional and inspiring start-up finalists deserved to win one of the 13 categories, as well as the overall winner of Sage Startups Business of the Year 2016.

Watch the video below to find out what the judges had to say about the start-up finalists on the day and why they believe the Startups Awards is so important to the UK enterprise landscape…

This year, multi-national enterprise software company Sage is headline sponsor, while government-backed loan organisation Start Up Loans, the UK’s largest online small insurance broker Simply Business and  media agency All Response Media are the awards' silver sponsors.

The Startups Awards 2016 also has an impressive portfolio of bronze sponsors including domain name and web hosting services 123-reg, chartered accountants and tax advisers haysmacintyre, online print destination printed.com, company formation, virtual office and co-working provider MadeSimple, and real estate advisors DeVono Cresa.

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