Young Guns 2011 entries paint impressive picture of young entrepreneurship in UK

Standard of entries for Young Guns 2011 award scheme ‘higher than ever’

Young entrepreneurs have just over a month to submit their applications in order to have the chance of being crowned a 2011 Young Gun.

The Young Guns initiative, run by Growing Business and sponsored by accountancy and advisory firm haysmacintyre and law firm Farrer & Co, is now in its ninth year, and its alumini includes Sarah Curran, founder of My Wardrobe, Holly Tucker of and Graeme Bosher, founder of Graze.

To be selected as one of the 30 Young Guns, you must be aged 35 or under; running a privately-owned business with fantastic growth potential and employing between 5-500 staff. Your business must be turning over more than £1m, or you must have raised more than £250,000 capital.

Ian Wallis, editorial director of Crimson Business, said the standard of this year’s entries have so far been very encouraging.

“The entries we have already received would suggest that Young Guns 2011 is shaping up to be one of the most impressive we’ve seen in the past nine years.”

The closing date for entries is June 24 2011.

For more information and to apply, visit

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