Could Your Small Business be the Next StartUp Champion?
The StartUps Awards celebrates small business achievements
The StartUps Awards – celebrating small business achievements and highlighting the importance of the SME sector to the UK economy – are now open for 2010 entries.
Aiming to acknowledge deserving companies throughout the UK, the awards contain 15 categories along with an additional overall ΓÇÿStartups Business of the YearΓÇÖ, of which the winner will be chosen from the winners of all the other categories.
Now in its seventh year, the Startups Awards have included three new categories to its award structure. These include Craft Business of the Year, Mobile Business of the Year, and Home-based Business of the Year.
“We’re rightly proud of the Startups Awards for recognising the best of UK entrepreneurial talent,ΓÇ¥ says David Lester, Founder of Startups.co.uk. ΓÇ£Everyone who attends our awards ceremony comments on the verve and energy in the room.
ΓÇ£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. We were thrilled with the quality of entries we received in 2009.ΓÇ¥
He added: ΓÇ£Given the economic turbulence that has gripped the country over the past few years it was even more impressive to see such a fantastic range of pioneering, commercially successful companies shine despite the recent recession. I’m confident we’ll have another fantastic pick of companies to choose from in 2010 because we’ve seen the impressive scale of UK talent out there today.
ΓÇ£If you’ve got a new business to shout about, Startups Awards is listening.”
The entry deadline for the StartUps Awards is 3rd September. Go to www.startupsawards.co.uk to find out more and to enter your business.
The list of categories is as follows:
- Online Business of the Year
- Green Business of the Year
- Innovative Business of the Year
- Service Business of the Year
- Product of the Year
- Angel/VC backed Business of the Year
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- Home-based Business of the Year
- The Adversity Award
- Women in Business Award
- Social Enterprise of the Year
- Craft Business of the Year
- Mobile Business of the Year
- Franchisee of the Year
- Business Plan of the Year